An educational forum titled "Forging A Vision for Simsbury: Balancing
Conservation and Development" will be held on Thursday, January 26th at
7:30 PM at Eno Memorial Hall, 754 Hopmeadow St. Tom Condon,
award-winning columnist and editor of Place, the Sunday Commentary
section in the Hartford Courant, will moderate. Featured speakers
Concerns about land use and recent major development projects and
proposals have become hot-button issues in Simsbury over the past
year. The complex issues of encouraging appropriate economic
development and cost avoidance to municipalities, limiting tax
increases, and retaining important open land with perpetual value for
recreation, water and quality of life will be discussed. All
speakers understand these competing concerns and will offer their views
on resource protection and how to move forward and manage growth
successfully in a town like Simsbury.
- Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of the Farmington River Watershed Association
- David Leff, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection
- Susan Merrow, former First Selectman of East Haddam and Co-chairman of 1000 Friends of Connecticut.
The forum is sponsored by Keep the Woods. Doors open at 7:00 PM
and presentations begin at 7:30. Refreshments will be served and
admission is free. In case of weather-related cancellation, the
snow date is February 7, 2006. For more information call
860-760-6281 or visit www.keepthewoods.org.
The official flyer for this event is available here. For additional background information, review the recent educational campaign
published in the Simsbury Post.
Thank you for your support! Please forward this information to
anyone you feel would be interested. See you Thursday, January
Preservation is the Best Option!
Keep The Woods!