Subject: Events, reminder and Happy Earth Day!
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:01:26 -0400
To: "KTW"

Greetings!

 

1.  It’s EARTH DAY!

 

2.  Don’t miss - two events this weekend:

 

AT THE SHORE:

Saturday, April 26, 9am – 4pm

Earth “Work” Day – Head down to the shore in Madison, CT and clean up freshwater wetland of trash, litter clean up in the wood lots and beach.  Our wetland is the last spot of filtration before directly entering Long Island Sound.  Lunch provided.  Volunteers should bring their own gloves and appropriate clothing including shoes for wet conditions. For more information and to register to volunteer:  http://www.mercybythesea.org/CourseCatalog/classView.asp?id=817

 

IN THE VALLEY:

Saturday April 26,  Noon to 6:00

Grand opening of the Riverview, Rt. 10, Simsbury - just north of the intersection of Rts. 10 and 185.  

Major fundraiser for Farmington River Watershed Association (www.frwa.org), Farmington Valley Trails Council (http://www.fvgreenway.org) and East Coast Greenways (http://www.greenway.org).  It’s on the Farmington Valley Greenway (http://www.fvgreenway.org).  Ride your bike off-road from Avon, Simsbury, Farmington and more!

Come for the fun, the giveaways, the entertainment (fly fishing, mountain biking) and the food and drinks catered by Riverview.  Tickets are $25/family and $10/individual. 

 http://frwa.org/publications/riverview_event.pdf. 

 

 

3.  TONIGHT:

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 want to work toward 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 JHampton@simsbury-ct.gov