DEEP: Adopt a Park Fort Griswold Battlefield SP Volunteers and Accomplishments

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Susan Bailey, David Bailey, Keith Hedrick and Brent Eugenides took the initiative to maintain the Fort Street Landing area of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, a waterfront property.  They will design a landscaping plan and engage members of the community to join them to upkeep the site.
  {Fort Griswold Volunteers}
{Thames River Landing}
On May 28, 2015 staff from Fairview Retirement Community in Groton organized a service
event under the leadership of their Development Director, Tricia Cunningham.
They weeded and mulched garden areas, and added new plants. The Water Taxi Dock donated
50 hybrid daylilies which should add color and beauty to the area between July and August!
{Thames River Landing}
We thank Edward McDermott, Kathy Cooper-
McDermott, Steve Palmer, Mark Hill, David Bailey, Tricia Cunningham, Keegan Cunningham, Vladimir Cruz, Alex Cruz, Sandra Hawes, Amy Mullins, Joe Piersa, James Rosenman, Ryan Bishop, Deb Morgan and above all, our adopting volunteer Susan Bailey for coordinating the event, for loving her little park so much and for making a difference.
{Thanmes River Landing}
Everyone worked so hard to beautify the park!
We thank the wonderful drafting, carpentry and bio-environmental technology students from the Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School in Groton, CT for designing and building the very first “Little Free Library” in the City of Groton, and our Connecticut State Parks.
Thanks to them, our adopting volunteer Susan Bailey’s dream of a little free, public library became a reality. Anyone can now come to the park, grab a book to read by the river and leave a book for others to enjoy.
{Adopt a Park - Fort Griswold Volunteers}  
Hon. Marian K. Galbraith, Mayor of the City of Groton, proudly joined those who made the dream a reality in the ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 9, 2014.
{Adopt a Park - Fort Griswold Volunteers}
{Navy sailors removing invasive brush at Fort Griswold State Park.}
A crew of Navy sailors helped us remove invasive brush.
  {Thames }   {Thames}
The Fort Street Landing area, part of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, has been adopted by a wonderful team.
{Susan Bailey}
Under Susan Bailey’s enthusiastic supervision, volunteers will work together to give the site a modern and colorful landscape.
Volunteers preparing the landscape for the fall. 
In just a weekend, teams including NAVY volunteers, town leaders, and high school students  removed invasive plant species.