The environmental sensitivity of the Ethel Walker School property is
increasingly recognized by various local and national environmental
groups, including Farmington River Watershed Association, Rivers
Alliance, Sierra Club and Trout Unlimited. Big issues for these
groups are the water resources associated with this land, including
wetlands, a trout stream and a major drinking water aquifer (see Fig.
Fig. 1 This image shows the Aquifer
Protection Zone (APZ) for the Stratton Brook Aquifer. EWS is
pursuing a housing
subdivision within the APZ.
Because of the aquifer, the Connecticut
Department of Public Health contacted the Ethel Walker School ten
months ago - June 2005. Read this letter here.
They again contacted EWS in December 2005. Read this second
Regulations concerning water lands were highlighted
in a statement submitted by Rivers Alliance to the Connecticut Council
on Environmental Quality in February 2005. Read this statement here.
See additional documents, letters and
Conservation is the solution! Transferring the development rights
protects the water for all and keeps the school campus and equestrian
land intact. Let's help the Ethel Walker School save their land
the environment. Donate now!.
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