Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation ’

Group working to devise plan for Route 7 corridor

May 14th, 2010 | By

WILTON — Ideas for transportation improvements in Wilton Center were discussed on Tuesday night at a Route 7 Transportation & Land Use Study meeting at the Wilton Library.



Land-Use Talk in Bethlehem (Video)

May 14th, 2010 | By

BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem is one of just three Connecticut towns still without zoning.



NRCS Accepting Applications For Conservation Program

May 14th, 2010 | By

Douglas L. Zehner, State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Connecticut, today announced that landowners are invited to apply for the agency’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).



U.S. Forest Service seeks public comment on the 2010 Connecticut and Pennsylvannia Highlands Regional Study Update

May 9th, 2010 | By

Mary Tyrrell, Executive Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, has been part of the study team, which was tasked with identifying areas of high conservation value, the impacts of land use change on the natural resources, and developing conservation strategies for the Highlands Region which includes areas within Connecticut, New Jersey, New York,

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Deciding the future of Route 7

May 8th, 2010 | By

Planners, town officials and area residents are now looking at Route 7, running south from Danbury through Ridgefield, Redding and Wilton, to study the road and how land-use commissions and regulations can bring some human scale back to the asphalt and zooming cars.



City tree-planting program more than environmentalism

May 6th, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — First of all, there is the sheer beauty. Then there is the increase in property values, the sound-absorbing feature, the cooling aspect, traffic-calming benefit and the pride of a new job skill.



Guilford PZC dumps 3 proposed coastal rules

May 6th, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Finally giving an answer many residents have been waiting for, the Planning and Zoning Commission opted Wednesday to do away with controversial regulations proposed in four coastal communities. Planning and Zoning officials voted unanimously at a meeting Wednesday night to can three proposed regulations that caused an uproar last fall when they were

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Students dig in for a lesson in conservation

May 6th, 2010 | By

PLAINVILLE — Students at local elementary schools were eager to spend some time outdoors last week helping to make the school grounds more attractive. The Conservation Commission enlisted the help of students in each school to help with its annual beautification project.



Newington long range plan stresses ‘small town character’

May 6th, 2010 | By

The Newington Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ) is close to completing its long range plan, after holding a series of public hearings since last fall. There was a presentation of the current draft of the proposed 2020 Plan of Conservation and Development at the April 28 TPZ meeting. For more on the Newington POCD,

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Another milestone reached in CCSU Sustainability Initiative

May 5th, 2010 | By

A new addition to this story that originally appeared on May 1:  Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Science Building was designed for LEED Silver Certification for its use of gray water to irrigate and its many other green features. In addition, a geothermal system provides heat and air conditioning to a 62,973-square-foot residence hall, the largest

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Stamford corporate energy challenge to launch

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

Stamford will challenge its corporate citizens to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings when a new sustainability program launches Friday.



Guilford Plan of Conservation and Development Workshop

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

March 3 Report- ‘How Do We Want To Guide Growth?’ The second in a series of three workshops planned as part of the Plan of Conservation and Development update was held on March 31 in the Guilford Community Center to address the question “How Do We Want To Guide Growth?”



Sprague gets grant for energy efficiency

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Sprague’s 50-year-old Town Hall is in line for a 21st-century, eco-friendly upgrade. Officials earlier this month received a $69,695 federal agricultural grant to help pay to install solar panels on the roof of the building at 1 Main St. in Baltic.



Federal, state, local, and non-profit cooperative effort to restore Mill River in Stamford

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut DEP, City of Stamford, US EPA Long Island Sound Study and the Mill River Collaborative today showcased work to restore the Mill River and allow for the return of important species of fish. A ceremony at Scalzi Park, (formerly known as Woodside Park), Stamford, featured the release of alewives into the Rippowam River

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Project partners dedicate Bride Brook restoration site: Work at Rocky Neck Comes to a Close

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

On Monday, April 19, 2010, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney joined representatives of NOAA’s Restoration Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FishAmerica Foundation, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), the Connecticut DEP, and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment at the dedication of the Bride Brook restoration

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White Nose Syndrome Continues to Decimate Bat Populations: Outlook for Connecticut’s Bats is Bleak

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

A syndrome that attacks hibernating bats continues to kill them at alarming rates both in Connecticut and in expanding areas range-wide, which will lead to a dramatic reduction in the size of the state’s bat population this summer, according to wildlife experts at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP Commissioner Amey Marrella said,

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East Lyme herring spawning ground clear

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

Call them Happy Herring. And you would be too, if the only obstacle between you and your offspring was finally out of the way.



Bethel selectmen want help with business, energy conservation

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

BETHEL — Bethel will have two new commissions meant to help recruit new business to town and research new energy technology that could save the town money and improve its carbon footprint.



Army Pays Middletown $2M For Cucia Park, Awards Building Contract To KBE Ventures

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

The U.S. Army has paid the city $2 million to buy Louis F. Cucia Park, a former industrial site that will house the Army Reserve’s new military training center.



A Lesson Lovely as a Tree: Defining and Appreciating Trees

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

What is a tree? Why are trees an important part of the environment? How do we use and connect with trees in our daily lives? In this lesson, students take an interdisciplinary approach to define and reflect on trees, including their classification and evolution, their protection and maintenance, their symbolism and their historical significance.