Posts Tagged ‘ land preservation ’

Manchester Directors Back Farm Preservation Grant

Mar 20th, 2014 | By

The head of the local land trust, arguing for preserving a 62-acre farm at a board of directors’ meeting Wednesday, cited a report saying development in Manchester outpaced any other community in the state from 1985 to 2006.

2011 Legislative Session Good For Connecticut’s Environment: Environment Connecticut (update with CFPA)

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session in January, Environment Connecticut released its legislative agenda identifying its clean energy, clean water and preservation priorities. As the session came to a close at midnight Wednesday, many of those priorities had become law.

SE CT towns back bill to expand tax payments for lost land

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

Norwich, Conn. — Leaders from three southeastern Connecticut towns are backing a measure that would begin to compensate them more fully for taxes lost to land taken into trust by local Indian tribes.

Connecticut forests hit by economic crisis

Feb 17th, 2011 | By

Forest conservation is both a national and regional concern. In Connecticut, woodlands provide clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Through the blue-blaze program of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, over 900 miles of trails on private property are maintained and open to the public for recreational pleasure.

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Open space: Preserve as much land now as possible for future generations

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

The city of Danbury took a big step this fall, though, when it purchased the 194-acre Farrington property along the New York border for $1.6 million in state and city funds. The value of preserving land is clear.

Saving Timber Rattlers in Glastonbury?

Oct 19th, 2010 | By

Last week, Glastonbury received a $180,000 grant from the DEP to buy a property in a section of town known for its population of timber rattlesnake.

West Hartford Town Council Approves Site For Dog Park (update)

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The town council on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a property on Flatbush Avenue as the site of the town’s first dog park, a public-private partnership that officials say will have no impact on the town budget. via West Hartford Town Council Approves Site For Dog Park – After two years of looking for properties, a

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Kent Land Trust Achieves Its Goal of Accreditation (Video)

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

The first word of a changing landscape for land trusts came to Kent four or five years ago. Then-Kent Land Trust president Anthony Zunino announced at the group’s annual meeting that accreditation, based on compliance with the standards and practices outlined by the national Land Trust Alliance, would soon be the new standard for excellence

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