today we meet Justin Elicker, he is part of the new haven land trust. As a brief lecture Elicker explained and taught us about the salt march and how they would dig a core out of the march and examine it for mercury levels. Elicker then drew a diagram on how the core worked. which is basic just the grass dying and then creating a new layer from the marsh to grow from. int he graph that he presented us the amount of mercury increased in the year 1950 and then decreased as soon as we discovered it and then tried to decease it. He then brought our group to a community garden near by and presented the concept behind it as why its important to the community.