Subject: Happy New Year, New England Scenic Trail, and upcoming events
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:09:16 -0500
To: "KTW"

Greetings and Happy New Year!!



Great news! 

The U S House of Representatives just passed HR 1528, the bill designating the New England National Scenic Trail.  This trail, also known as the Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett trail system, or "Triple M Trail," is a premier scenic and recreational resource.  Traversing more than 200 miles of ridge lines, forests, and open spaces, the three trails pass through and link 37 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  This designation provides the MMMtrail ( with national status and recognition akin to the Appalachian Trail, the only other National Scenic Trail in New England.  The last step is to pass the Senate.


Event in Hartford:  SoundWaters Business & Environment Speaker Series
Wed. February 27, 2008
Influencing State Policy on Environmental Issues
Speaker: Jesse Stratton, Environment Northeast
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm, lunch & presentation
Location: Robinson & Cole, Financial Centre

Sponsor: Robinson & Cole and Sikorsky Aircraft


SoundWaters has organized a timely and relevant series of topics on climate change and Long Island Sound for its Business and Environment Lecture Series. This series features scientists, academics, politicians and planners. It is designed to demystify the science of climate change and highlight practical actions for government, business and individuals.  Reservations preferred: or 203-406-3335.


Environmental news – stay informed!

Sign up and take advantage of a new environmental resource for the State of Connecticut and beyond.  Christopher Zurcher, Zurcher Communications, provides daily email reports linking to headlines and articles about environmental issues.  Zurcher Communications also maintains an ongoing events calendar. 


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These email alerts provide all sides of ongoing environmental issues re:  Broadwater, water quality, land use and development, climate change, clean energy, environmental education, and much more. 


Pass this on to others who might want to subscribe to Keep the Woods emails ( or to more frequent and much more comprehensive environmental email alerts from Zurcher Communications.  





KTW meeting:  February 20th, 7:00 PM, Maple Tree Café, Simsbury.


Simsbury Open Space meeting:  February 6th, 4:00 PM, Simsbury Town Hall.




Keep the Woods!