Subject: No Child Left Inside, and Good News in Simsbury
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:04:37 -0400



Thanks to everyone who attended Richard Louv’s talk at Yale on Monday night.  If you are new to this list, welcome!


If you attended you heard a lot of evidence as to the positive benefits of nature on children (as well as adults). 

If you missed it, check out the Children and Nature Network:  

If you want to experience it for yourself:  Connecticut has rapidly become a national leader with the “No Child Left Inside” initiative.  Now until FRIDAY, any individual(s) or a family with a child, grandchild, nephew, niece, neighbor or friend under 18 can register as a team for the Great Park Pursuit 2007.

It started last year, and hundreds of families were signed up within hours when registration opened for this year.  Registration ends Friday, April 27th.  The Great Park Pursuit includes Stratton Brook Park in Simsbury!


While some of us were at Yale, many members of Keep the Woods attended a meeting in Simsbury where the Board of Selectmen authorized unanimously the final signing of contracts and documents preserving the Ethel Walker Woods.  A wonderful statement of support was submitted by the Simsbury Land Trust.


At this time the contracts are complete and the official closing will be soon, pending necessary accessory documents such as a letter from the Department of Public Health.  We’ll keep you posted!!


For now - Save the date!!  June 23rd.  More details to follow. 


Keep the Woods!