Subject: Alert: Open Space Funding; Public Hearing on water rates; Update on water "rat"
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:27:01 -0400
CC: "Masino, Susan A."



1.  ASAPConnecticut’s open-space bonding package still awaits approval.  Please, take a few minutes to emphasize to Governor Rell and your legislators the importance of funding for these initiatives.  The two bonding packages are the Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust program and the Open Space and Watershed Lands Matching Grants program.  Follow this link for a sample letter and email addresses:


2.  Monday, August 27th 6:30 PM, Eno Hall, 754 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury.  Public Hearing on the proposed rate increase for Aquarion customers in Simsbury, Granby, and East Granby.  Over the next few weeks the Town of Simsbury will be filing and presenting evidence to prevent the large increases proposed by Aquarion for this region.  We have worked hard (!) to protect and ensure our naturally clean and high quality water.  We need public attendance and support for reasonable water bills.  Read the story in the Courant:,0,7733467.story


3.  Update:  Many of you wrote Governor Rell asking her to veto the late-night passage of a bill with an amendment allowing mining in Class I water land.  A repeal may be possible.,0,5961733.story


Next KTW meeting:  September 19th

Preservation Celebration:  September 23rd


"It is extremely important that each individual realize their responsibility for preserving the environment, make it a part of daily life, create the same attitude in their families, and spread it to the community".

His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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