Residents of Simsbury and the Farmington Valley have
an extremely important opportunity. The Connecticut Council on
Environmental Quality (CEQ) will hold its next Public Forum THIS
WEDNESDAY, February 22, 10:00 AM at Simsbury Town Hall, 933 Hopmeadow
St. Simsbury, CT
This forum is an opportunity to tell the Council what YOU
think about the state's environmental priorities, what needs more
attention, etc. The Council typically meets in Hartford, but
approximately twice per year holds its meeting in a community where
there are pressing environmental concerns. The Council uses the
information gathered at public forums for its reports to the governor
and the legislature. The last forum was held in response to the Fenton
River issue at UCONN last September.
Announcement of this forum went to all of the environmental
groups in the state. Local land use groups, the press, etc have also
been notified. Please come and show your support for finding ways to
protect our priceless and dwindling resources. Full details on the
meeting and the Public Forum are on the CEQ website at www.ct.gov/ceq.
Ethel Walker property is a fitting "poster child" for environmental
concerns - it is about drinking water, connected open space, trails,
biodiversity, wetlands . . . this land has it all! This is our chance
to express our concerns about this property and support for preserving
it to a state-level agency.
Thank you to all of you who have signed the petition and sent in your encouragement and support for preservation.
Keep The Woods!