Gifts of the Glaciers: How Glaciers Guided Our Natural and Human History

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:00–9:00 p.m., NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119), Groton, MA

Groton’s geographic location and the impacts of the Ice Age glacier that once covered the region have created a rich biological environment that is unique in Massachusetts.  This story will be told in a “Gifts of the Glaciers” presentation by local experts Robert Pine, Geologist, and Michael Roberts, Archaeologist/Historian. They will fascinate you with their descriptions of how the glaciers bestowed an amazing landscape and abundant biodiversity on Groton and how that has affected human history in the area. They will also look to the future, exploring the threats to this remarkable ecosystem due to changing climate and strategies to reduce degradation of the ecosystem. Co-sponsored by the Nashua River Watershed Association and Groton Conservation Trust.  This presentation is part of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area’s “Hidden Treasures” project, a month-long celebration of the natural, cultural, and historic resources located with the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.  Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated for planning purposes.  To pre-register, please contact Wynne Treanor-Kvenvold, NRWA Communications Manager, at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..