Subject: Last KTW message of 2007
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:43:31 -0500
To: "KTW"



Keep the Woods wishes everyone a Happy New Year, and again, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported this effort.  We especially acknowledge:


- The Trust for Public Land, and the tireless efforts of Melissa Spear, Lisa Bassani and Betsy McGean.


- The Town of Simsbury, particularly First Selectman Tom Vincent and his steadfast support throughout this project, and members of the Board of Selectman who approved this project:  Joel Mandell (Deputy), John Hampton, John Romano, Dave Ryan, and Moira Wertheimer.


- The State of Connecticut, particularly the Department of Environmental Protection, and Rob Heagney, Linda Schofield and Tom Herlihy.  We thank the legislature and Governor Rell in advance for state support for Phase II.


- EVERYONE in Keep the Woods!  Your contributions were incredible!


Please support the project partners, non-profit supporters, and important grassroots and community resources who continue to work on these and similar efforts at the local, regional and national level:


Trust for Public Land

Farmington River Watershed Association

Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited

The Ethel Walker School

Rivers Alliance

Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Simsbury Community Television

Simsbury Land Trust

1000 Friends of Connecticut

Sierra Club



We look forward to completing Phase II, and hope you continue to enjoy and learn from The Ethel Walker Woods of Simsburyits scenic vistas, quiet trails, diverse flora and fauna, and cool clean water.  Color tri-fold brochures with a new map of the Ethel Walker Woods of Simsbury are available at Simsbury Town Hall.  

To receive one in the mail, send a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to:


Keep the Woods

41 Madison Lane

West Simsbury, CT 06092


Finally, a recent article of interest: “We Should be Thankful for the Water


All the best in 2008,


Susan Masino,

on behalf of Keep the Woods



"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