In recent years, a multi-organization partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Fannie Stebbins, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, Allen Bird Club and the Longmeadow Conservation Commission was developed to create a floodplain habitat restoration project along the portions of the Connecticut River watershed within the Town of Longmeadow. The successful planting of over 8,000 plants of 20 species across seven fields in what is locally known as “The Meadows” has created the largest floodplain forest of its kind in the entire Connecticut River watershed.
Informational videos of this years-long project can be viewed here:
Partnership to Preserve the Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge
Floodplain Forest at Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge | Connecting Point | June 3, 2019