Subject: Important! CEQ Public Forum in Simsbury Feb. 22
From: "Keep The Woods"
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:20:16 -0500


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

The 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!