Posts Tagged ‘ open space ’

Monroe plan recommends more open space, village districts

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Monroe planners would like to see the creation of a “Monroe Greenbelt” of open space lands and would like to develop upper and lower Stepney as village districts.

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.

State wins brownfield award

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

Connecticut has made a major push in recent years to acquire open space, toward a laudable goal of protecting 21 percent of the state’s land by 2023 — nearly 675,000 acres that won’t be available for development.

Wright takes steps for open space

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

State Rep. Elissa Wright deserves the appreciation of conservationists and taxpayers throughout the state. Rep. Wright championed a new law this year that ensures the will of the electorate is respected permanently when voters approve expenditures to acquire open space. via The Day – Wright takes steps for open space | News from southeastern Connecticut.

USDA awards CT $2M for forestry preservation

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has received a $1.97 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund numerous programs throughout the state to protect forests on state, municipal, and private lands.

Gov. Rell said this is an ideal time to receive this important funding that will be used for training local firefighters, purchasing open space, making our forests more resilient to threats such as invasive species and diseases, as well as for public outreach campaigns on invasive species such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the Emerald ash borer.

Dismayed by apathy toward preserving state’s open space

Sep 10th, 2010 | By

Connecticut’s remaining farms should be protected for future generations, but no one seems to care. via Dismayed by apathy toward preserving state’s open space | The Republican-American.

LETTER: Planners forgot that airport is open space

Sep 5th, 2010 | By

I’m not sure how accurate everything in this letter is, but someone writes to The New Haven Register that during an ad hoc Park Development Committee meeting in Madison, the committee voted not to consider reopening the airport.

Public Access To Glastonbury’s Minnechaug Farms Open Space

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

GLASTONBURY – Town crews are planning to build an access road and parking area at the former 152-acre Longo property, now known as Minnechaug Farm — the town’s last operating dairy farm. The property abuts another 62 acres donated to the town by Harry and Butch James. Several miles of trails run through the properties.

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