The Coast Guard Band Concert at Fort Trumbull was a perfect reason to hop on the water taxi. How convenient is that! Next time you need to cross the river, consider using the water taxi instead of getting in your car. With the bridge under construction the water taxi is an affordable, quick and fun option for getting to the opposite shore.
a) a fun mode of transportation
b) a new way to enjoy the shoreline
c) a place to make new friends
d) all of the above
This first weekend in operation proves right out of the gate that the answer is d) all of the above. Although the weather could have been a little more cooperative it didn’t keep new and returning riders away.
Earlier this week a group of employees from Pfizer spent an afternoon volunteering to clear brush, rake leaves, and otherwise beautify the park at the Fort Street water taxi landing in Groton. Their hard work really paid off, as the park looks beautiful. Thanks so much to Pfizer and to these hard-working employees for helping out.
Our volunteers will be our Park Ambassadors interacting with visitors and local residents as they arrive at the water taxi landings in Groton and New London. One responsibility will be helping to take survey information from water taxi riders. The visitor surveys provide us with vital information that we use for our marketing, programming, and fundraising efforts. Our survey is a very brief questionnaire that water taxi riders can easily fill in themselves or answer for you to fill in.
Volunteers will also help us with providing visitors with information about the water taxis, the sites and events in the Park, directions, and with handing out brochures.
Volunteers should enjoy interacting with people, have good verbal communications, and like being outdoors and active. Riding the taxis is optional. Knowing the area is helpful but not necessary for survey intake. Training will be provided.
Volunteers are asked to sign up for 2- or 4-hours shifts Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Memorial weekend through mid-September. We ask for a minimum commitment of 8 hours during the season.
Our volunteer Park Photographers will take photos (preferably high resolution) for social media, public relations and our web site that highlight the Park as well as show people having a great time enjoying the water taxi and events at our partner locations (i.e. City Pier in New London, Hempstead Houses, Avery-Copp House, Fort Griswold, etc.). We are also interested in pictures or short videos of our water taxi tours or charters. Photography guidelines will be provided.
For more information contact, Interim Executive Director Amy Perry at or call (860) 912-0950.
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