GLP Butterfly Garden Dedication
n Saturday, June 22, 2019, the Groton Long Point Conservation Commission held a dedication ceremony for the GLP Butterfly Garden located on Duryea Drive. The idea for the Butterfly Garden came from Dave Nickolenko, a former member of the Conservation Commission, who sadly died in November of 2017. Dave was an amazing person with varied hobbies and interests, and the Conservation Commission wanted to honor Dave by seeing his project to fruition.
The garden is still a work in progress, but we will have it completed soon and we will use it in the future for educational programs, which is part of the mission of the Conservation Commission.
We were thrilled to have Dave’s wife Charlene and their kids and grandkids here for the dedication on a beautiful afternoon. Some friends and neighbors also attended. Dave is missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him, but we think of him often, especially when we drive by his beautiful Butterfly Garden.