Subject: Front page news. Coalition grows.
From: "Keep The Woods"
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 23:10:17 -0500
To: ktw@keepthewoods.org

Greetings!

A front page article in the Simsbury Post summarizes some of the comments and concerns raised at the recent Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Public Forum held in Simsbury.  A story broadcast the following day on WNPR reiterated a subset of these points and emphasized that preserving the Ethel Walker Land deserves to be a priority for funding at the state level.  SCTV is broadcasting this forum on channel 5 every Wednesday in March at 1:30 PM and 8:30 PM.  See the SCTV schedules here.
 
During this forum, a letter was submitted to CEQ by Margaret Miner, Executive Director of Rivers Alliance.  Rivers Alliance is a coalition of over 100 groups devoted to promoting and protecting healthy watersheds and rivers.  Ms. Miner outlines in her letter that the Ethel Walker School land is atop an aquifer, is a public water supply, is designated Class I water land, and as such is subject to the most severe statutory protections.  Development of ANY type could ONLY proceed after a "difficult legal process" or "a legislative exemption".  Read the entire letter here.

Preservation is the best option.

Keep The Woods!