One of the key issues has been that when the state acquires conservation land, the land is not truly protected – the state, at its discretion, can sell or transfer or swap the land, or it can use it for something other than conservation. There have been at least three proposals in recent years to do just that. All three were beaten back but not without the expenditure of a lot of time and effort on the part conservationists.
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There’s little dispute about the reliability and environmental benefits of solar. If you have a southern exposure on your roof or property, you may be able to realize financial benefits as well. The cost of solar panels has dropped over 75% in recent years. This fact along with an installation company that is betting on busy and cost effective installation crews in our town, will provide even more savings than you could get on your own without Solarize Newtown.
On Thursday, Trumbull’s Conservation Commission will get a preview from Jamie Bratt, the town’s planning and zoning administrator, of how the town envisions adding another 4.1 miles to the Pequonnock River Trail with a link from Taits Mill Road in Trumbull Center to Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, to create synergies between neighborhoods and the shopping
“Sole Source”, a film about Newtown’s water and aquifer, will be shown at the Booth Library on Friday night. The name of the film refers to Newtown’s unique aquifer system that is able to produce drinking water for the entire town. James Belden, president and co-founder of the Pootatuck Watershed Association and resident of Newtown
Amid the calm of the deep, blue swirling walkways of the Maritime Aquarium, beacons of light flash out to light the way. Residents in Danbury, Newtown and Bethel entered their homemade creations in the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium’s 2011 Festival of Lighthouses. For more on this story, visit: Local Residents Create Working Models for Lighthouse Competition
A proposal in the works for months to partially run Newtown’s wastewater treatment plant on solar energy must receive a wetlands permit before construction can proceed. The Inland Wetlands Commission is scheduled to officially accept the application Tuesday morning. For more on this story, visit: Solar Proposal for Sewer Plant Heads to Wetlands – Newtown,
NEWTOWN — One of Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra’s biggest goals this year is to arouse public interest in the Plan of Conservation and Development that the town is in the process of overhauling. via Newtown conservation: the time to act is now – Connecticut Post.
Newtown officials worry a private water company’s plan to supply a neighborhood in Brookfield may drain the town’s sole water source, but the company says it is legally allowed to do so and will not revise its plan.