Subject: Major local and regional events and information - public input needed!
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:45:43 -0400
To: "KTW"



As we approach Earth Day (April 22nd) we acknowledge that our relationship to the earth is relevant to economics, ethics, education – and the environment! 

Events below are free and open to the public. 


1.  The Power of Story in Strengthening Conservation
Peter Forbes, Executive Director, Center for Whole Communities, Knoll Farm, VT
Monday, April 21 at 4:00 pm
Yale Peabody Museum
Author, photographer, farmer, and conservationist Peter Forbes will tell stories of the profound relationship between people and the land in this country. Drawing on his own experience working around the world, Peter will share the power of language and story as a force in creating a stronger land ethic in our culture and how individual and community relationships with the land can become the seeds for broader social change.

2.  The Town of Simsbury is holding a “Green Summit

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 (Earth Day)

7:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.

The Chapel at Ethel Walker School, 230 Bushy Hill Road in Simsbury.

 Join this public discussion & add your thoughts and ideas on how Simsbury and the region can become environmentally-friendly.

 The community and town leaders are motivated to make changes for a healthy, sustainable future.  If you cannot attend and want to send in comments, have additional questions, or want more information, contact John Hampton, Deputy First Selectman, at (860) 651-0294 or


3.  Trout Unlimited in the News!

Wonderful story on the “Trout in the Classroom” program: print version had a great photo!

Also, Trout Unlimited's April Banquet/Social was a great success. FVTU sent a note to thank all the KTW members who attended and “wasn't it great to see the "hot" KTW table with multiple prize winners”.!!  Looking forward to it again next year!


4.  Linda’s Litter Lugging Day in Simsbury was a huge success!  Thanks to all the KTW members that participated in Rep. Linda Schofield’s initiative to clean up the town!


5.  Monthly Open Space Meeting:

Wednesday, May 7th

4:00 pm

Main Meeting Room, Simsbury Town Hall


5.  KTW will be at Eggstock!

 Mark your calendars for June 7th for music and fun!


6.  Hear the 2007 Earth Day midnight recording from the Ethel Walker Woods of Simsbury: