Greetings and Happy Summer!
We hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and used the opportunity to talk about the importance of preserving the Ethel Walker Land. It is not appropriate to develop land that purifies and protects our drinking water, has undeniable recreational and educational value, and supports incredible biodiversity. Fortunately, Ethel Walker School and the Trust for Public Land are negotiating to preserve it. Find
donation information here.
Thanks to the town, the request from Inland Wetlands Commission, and the permission of the school, the Connecticut Environmental Review Team has been evaluating the Ethel Walker School Land. A description of the project is available
TOMORROW: Keep the Woods is having a Community Meeting this Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 PM at Flamig Farm (note start time is 30 minutes later than usual). We have a break in town meetings so direct your energy to this meeting. We will talk about fundraising and education efforts this summer. Come with your ideas – write down a few ahead of time to share. Think about what you can do to contribute to this effort – foundations, matching funds, ideas for sustainable ways for the Ethel Walker School to continue to yield monies from this beautiful piece of land. Sharing your ideas could energize others.
DON'T MISS!! Flamig Farm, Eggstock, June 24th. Noon - 5 PM. A great event for all ages. Support a wonderful community farm that has supported this preservation effort in every way possible. We need many people there to disseminate information and encourage donations for this effort. Please invite neighbors, friends, co-workers - both your attendance and volunteering your time for part of the day is critical. This will be our first major event of the summer.
Keep The Woods!