Posts Tagged ‘ Easton ’

Aspetuck Land Trust Trout Brook Valley Program To ‘Disturb Habitat’

May 7th, 2014 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust is getting ready to clear a 7-acre space in its Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area in Weston and Easton. Volunteers and members will clear the area, which begins near the Bradley Road entrance, in an effort to “create a more inviting meadow habitat for birds, box turtles and pollinating insects that

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Author-Activist Bill McKibben Kicks Off New Aspetuck Land Trust Lecture Series

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
From left, Aspetuck Land Trust executive committee members: Princie Falkenhagen, Easton, Lisa Brodlie, Weston, author Bill McKibben, Nancy Moon, Fairfield, Heather Williams, Westport, and Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant from Fairfield. (contributed)

Speaking to some 200 Aspetuck Land Trust members from Fairfield, Weston, Westport and Easton gathered at the Pequot Library earlier this month, climate change activist author Bill McKibben reported on the risks and challenges within the global climate change public policy debate.

Easton residents speak out on logging, warden, 9/11 committee

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

Everett Road residents turned out in force at the March 7 special Board of Selectmen meeting, where they packed into conference room A at Town Hall and lined the back walls to air their dismay over clear-cutting of forest land by Aquarion Water Co. on property abutting their scenic road.

Easton farmer’s work is never done

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

Residents who drive along Center Road these days might notice bare fruit trees lining the hills — and farm workers with shears and rakes. This is the time of year that Silverman’s Farm does its winter pruning and clean-up of its apple and peach trees in the orchard. And given that there are 15,000 trees

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Following CT Audubon survey Aspetuck Land Trust announces policies at conservation area

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

After a 12-month conservation and management study of its popular 1,009-acre Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area, Aspetuck Land Trust is announcing new trail use policies that it says carefully balance the protection of one of the region’s most important ecological areas with the use of the preserve for hiking, dog-walking and other passive recreation.

Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

Members of the Aspetuck Land Trust, a local non-profit land conservation group, voted to elect five board members representing Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport to new terms on the board of directors of the 46-year-old organization. via Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors |

Boucher: Protect Open Space in Redding

Feb 24th, 2012 | By

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th) says the upcoming merger between Northeast Utilities (NU) and NSTAR raises the question of whether NU’s stewardship of nearly 9,500 acres of conservation land will be changed. In a letter released today, Sen. Toni Boucher is urging the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to renew a vital agreement contained

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Conservation Services: Helping Aspetuck Land Trust Protect Its Trout Brook Valley Preserve

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

Finding the proper balance between protecting sensitive habitats on conservation land and giving the public an opportunity to enjoy those lands is one of the thorniest issues conservation organizations deal with. At the Aspetuck Land Trust’s 1,009-acre Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Connecticut Audubon Society’s conservation scientists are working to help find that proper balance. Located

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Easton set for townwide farm tour

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

If you enjoy the outdoors and the bounty it provides, plan on spending a few hours in Easton this weekend, when the town celebrates its third annual townwide farm tour, which is hosted by Citizens For Easton. Read more here: Easton set for townwide farm tour – Connecticut Post.

Easton farmer says controversial cell tower would save the farm

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

The owner of a farm in Easton says in order to stay in business he needs the revenue a cell tower would bring.

Saddle Ridge opponents launch attack in Easton

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

Opponents of the proposed 124.7-acre residential development in Easton that includes affordable housing have launched a multi-pronged attack aimed at defeating the project.

Easton selectmen vote to form ag committee

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

The Easton Board of Selectmen (BOS) voted unanimously Thursday night to create a town Agricultural Committee. The three selectmen had been debating whether to form a committee or a commission to promote agriculture in town.