Posts Tagged ‘ Preservation ’

24th Annual Rockfall Symposium to focus on Changes to Regional Planning

Sep 17th, 2010 | By

The 24th Annual Rockfall Symposium titled, “Changes to Regional Planning – New Opportunities to Share State & Local Services” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex.



Plymouth Reservoir Property Tours Sept. 18 and 26

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Water is offering the Town of Plymouth the opportunity to purchase 177 acres of company-owned land. Located on North Street, the property features a pristine 39-acre reservoir that has not been used as a public drinking water supply since 1986.



Kent Land Trust celebrates its good fortune in two ways – New Milford Spectrum

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Detlev Vagts, a Cambridge University professor emeritus, whose family for many years owned the South Kent farm leased to the Arno family, has donated 28 acres of that property to the Kent Land Trust. via Kent Land Trust celebrates its good fortune in two ways – New Milford Spectrum.



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.



Oldest known house in Westport becomes landmark

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

WESTPORT — It took 323 years, but the John Osborn House on Long Lots Road finally got the recognition it deserves. Members of the Representative Town Meeting on Tuesday unanimously approved a recommendation by the Historic District Commission to designate the oldest known home in Westport as a local and state historic property. via Oldest

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On 2 Historic Roads, Renovation Encroaches on Preservation

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

Two historic highways on opposite side of the continent, the Pasadena Freeway in Southern California and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, are being endangered by repair projects, said a highway preservationist. via On 2 Historic Roads, Renovation Encroaches on Preservation – Wheels Blog – NYTimes.com.



Humans are gone from Pleasure Beach, and so have the shore birds

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By

BRIDGEPORT — When the Pleasure Beach bridge burned on Father's Day 1996, it was thought at the time that there would be at least one benefit — shorebirds would be able to nest without being pestered by beach-going humans. Paradoxically, the opposite has happened. via Humans are gone from Pleasure Beach, and so have the

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Blumenthal, DEP Seek Injunction To Stop Continued Destruction From Illegal Logging

Jul 26th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seeking a court order to stop illegal logging in Bethel and Pomfret where extensive unpermitted tree harvesting — enough timber to build about 75 houses — has already caused significant environmental damage to trees, soil and stream channels. Blumenthal, in coordination with the Department of Environmental Protection, has asked

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Mission of preservation

Jul 25th, 2010 | By

For more than 50 years the volunteer group Friends of Greenwich Point has acted without much fanfare but has had a big impact helping preserve the beauty and health of Greenwich Point. Though not to be confused with the Greenwich Point Conservancy, which is focused on the deteriorating condition of landmarks at the park, the

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Court upholds preservation of key 1,000 acres in Old Saybrook, Essex, Westbrook

Jul 25th, 2010 | By

“Excellent news,” is what Connecticut Fund for the Environment said of the Connecticut Appellate Court’s decision to uphold the Old Saybrook Inland Wetlands Commission decision to deny River Sound development permits for one of the state’s largest unprotected pieces of coastal open space known as “The Preserve.” “In upholding the decision to deny the permit,

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Ellington Buys Development Rights Farm

Jul 21st, 2010 | By

The acquisition of development rights of the 119-acre Silverherz farm property on Pinney Street by the town and the state has been completed. The preservation of the farm is Ellington’s first joint acquisition with the state and the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program administered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource

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Barn Survey in NW CT

Jul 17th, 2010 | By

A workshop to acquaint volunteers with the work will be held July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Kent town hall. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be a brief presentation on the history of the barn in Connecticut and then instruction on how to categorize barns by type, use and construction. The resource

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Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland: A Guide for Landowners, Land Trusts & Municipalities

Jul 16th, 2010 | By

Abstract: Agriculture is deeply rooted in Connecticut. For generations, farms and farmers have been a cornerstone of communities throughout the state, providing: • a bounty of fresh food and produce • local jobs and tax revenues • pastoral views and recreational opportunities • wildlife habitat • clean air and water Connecticut’s agriculture is being uprooted,

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Turn Plum Island Into National Wildlife Refuge — protect and preserve our delicate shores

Jun 29th, 2010 | By

In a letter to The Hartford Courant, a writer agrees with Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s support for conservation of Plum Island when the current animal testing laboratory moves to Kansas in 2018 [editorial, June 21, “Animal Testing Laboratory”]. “With the current crisis in the Gulf of Mexico,” he writes, “it’s become more than obvious just

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Paine Barn will soon have a new home

Jun 26th, 2010 | By

An early 19th Century barn from Easton will soon have a new home. The Paine Barn has been dismantled and transported to a private residence in Canterbury, a small town in eastern Connecticut, where it is expected to be reassembled this fall. Last week, a crew from Yankee Restoration removed the structure from just off

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Washington, CT, Roads Named Scenic

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

Two state roads in the New Preston section of Washington, Connecticut, have been given scenic road status by the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The designations, which apply to portions of Route 202 and Route 45, require that the scenic qualities of the roadscape be considered when the DOT maintains or improves the roads. via

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Guilford Barn Recipient of Historic Funds

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

A local barn built more than 120 years ago will get a mini-face lift due to the generosity of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CTHP). via Guilford Barn Recipient of Historic Funds | Zip06 , Guilford, CT 06437.



Preservation grants awarded to two local groups

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

The East Lyme Historical Society was awarded $3,900 for a structural assessment of the Thomas Lee house, a building that is listed on the National Register. The New London Ledge Lighthouse Foundation was given $14,000 for architectural and engineering studies of the Ledge Lighthouse, which is also a building that is listed on the National

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DeLauro Announces $655,100 in Funding for Tidal Marsh Restoration in New Haven, East Lyme

Jun 20th, 2010 | By

Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-03) announced a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of $655,100 to the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Inc., to help with tidal marsh restoration in New Haven and East Lyme, according to a news release. The grant, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Congress considers historic park for Coltsville

Jun 13th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD, Conn. — Three members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are pushing for legislation to designate Hartford’s Coltsville Historic District as a National Historical Park. via Congress considers historic park for Coltsville – Courant.com.