Subject: Major regional and local update - volunteers needed June 7th
From: "Masino, Susan A."
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 09:01:04 -0400
To: "KTW"

Greetings!

 

Recent legislation:

 

The Face of Connecticut Bill sailed through the CT State Senate (36-0) and House (141-1).  It’s on to Governor Rell for her signature!  Read more here:

www.faceofconnecticut.org

 

The Eight Mile River receives Wild and Scenic River status - signed into law by President Bush on May 12, 2008.  The lower section of the Farmington River is currently under consideration for Wild and Scenic River status – a national designation providing both major recognition and ongoing protection for the river.  Stay tuned and read more here:  http://www.lowerfarmingtonriver.org/

 

Recent events:

 

Thank you to all who attended the Town of Simsbury Green Summit at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury on April 22nd.  Informative presentations on green practices and initiatives were made by several schools, including Simsbury Public Schools, the Ethel Walker School and Westminster School, the Culture Parks and Recreation Department, and the Town of Simsbury.  We look forward to continued events and conversations.  Visit the Town of Simsbury website for updates on green initiatives:  www.townofsimsbury.com

 

Keep the Woods will be at Eggstock!

 

Eggstock is an outdoor celebration featuring many regional and local businesses and organizations, as well as great music and environmental exhibits.  The day will include bio diesel demonstrations, hybrid cars, recycled artwork, natural and organic products, environmental conservation groups, food, ice cream, hayrides through the woods, farm animals, pony rides and more.  Bring a picnic and chair / blanket and sit and enjoy the live music. Beer and Wine allowed. Parking is free.

http://www.flamigfarm.com/eggstock.html

 

We need volunteers on June 7th for the Keep the Woods booth at Eggstock!  Please contact Mary Baier at wuznguts@msn.com

 

 

Finally -stay informed and involved!

 

If you live in Simsbury, vote in the Town Budget Referendum May 20th!   

 

You have the opportunity to approve the purchase and permanent protection of the “Triangle” - land bordered by Holcomb St, Firetown Rd, and Barndoor Hills Rd.  This is a critical wildlife corridor connecting the McLean Game refuge and the Great Pond State Forest, available to the town for a limited time.  The open space purchase will be paid for over the next five years.  Absentee ballots are available.

 

If you did not receive an email reminder about the town meeting May 6th and upcoming referendum, you are on the “KTW” list but you are not on the “in-town” email.  In-town emails contain information specific to SimsburySend an email with your name and address to:  keepthewoods@gmail.com to request be added to this “in town” list.

 

Simsbury Community Television is on the web!  See town meetings that you missed at:  http://simsburytv.org/town-meetings/

 

 

If we unbalance Nature, human kind will suffer. Furthermore, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy as, if not healthier than we found it.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama