Earth Matters: The Highlands are right here | Robert Miller, The Danbury NewsTimes

Jul 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Land, Preservation

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;

My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;

A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,

My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.

Robert Burns

Bear Mountain, NY, is part of the Highlands and close to the Connecticut border

If Burns had lived in western Connecticut, he could have been home by now.

For the Highlands — the 3.5 million-acre swath of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — runs through Danbury up into the state’s northwest corner.

And if the state’s Highlands Committee has its say, federal dollars may some day come the region’s way, the better to preserve open space here.

The question is: Will the U.S. Congress allocate any money to the Highlands?

Read more here: Earth Matters: Robert Miller The Highlands right here – NewsTimes.

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