Posts Tagged ‘ Southington ’

Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area Recognized as Connecticut’s First Connecticut Grown Community Forest

Nov 15th, 2013 | By
Crescent Lake from Bradley Mountain (photo: wikimedia.commons)

Connecticut’s Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection and Agriculture have designated Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area as the state’s first community forest to receive the Connecticut Grown recognition for sustainable forest management.

A favorite spot for area residents to enjoy many outdoor amenities and activities, the 223-acre Crescent Lake Recreation Area was recognized for taking key steps toward sustainable woodland management.

Crescent Lake Recreation Area’s sustainable forest management plan includes use of sustainable forestry practices, protection of water quality during forestry operations, compliance with Connecticut’s Forest Practices Act, adherence to the standards of DoAg’s Connecticut Grown Program, and responding to destructive forest pests and invasive plants, all of which helped qualify it for this special distinction. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from the DEEP.

Dawn Miceli Taking on Preservation Challenge

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

Council member Dawn Miceli has long focused on making Southington a great place to live by focusing on open space, the arts and education. Those talents will serve her well as she now takes on deeper challenges at a state level. Miceli, a Democrat, was named to the state’s new Face of Connecticut Steering Committee

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Neighbors object to Southington industrial park plan

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

About 40 people came to a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing at which several Wonx Spring Road residents spoke against a proposal for a nine-lot industrial subdivision on a 33-acre parcel on the road.

Group Suggests A Mountain Bike Trail In Southington

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

A father tired of packing up his kids and bicycles to go mountain-biking says an old town-owned orchard should be made into a mountain bike course. Glen Prushinski made that suggestion last month to the town’s open space committee, which said the idea sounded good and is now exploring if it’s possible to do. For

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Southington Open Space Committee to discuss forest management at 3:30 today

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

The Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee will meet this afternoon to discuss forest management on town-own open space with a professor from the University of Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: Southington Open Space Committee to discuss forest management today – Southington News –

Southington Folks Offered Help Planting Rainwater Cleansing Gardens

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Rain gardens, built in a depression to trap rainwater runoff and direct it back into the groundwater, should be something people should consider next season, Town Manager Garry Brumback told the town council Monday night. For more on this story, visit: Southington Folks Offered Help Planting Rainwater Cleansing Gardens –

Cheshire, Area Towns Finding Savings and Support in Wastewater Partnership

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

A partnership between Cheshire, Southington and Meriden has saved the three towns considerable money on water treatment supplies and officials said it could become even more important as they face an onslaught of federal mandates.

Southington Building a Plan for Future Development

Jul 5th, 2012 | By

After more than decade of discussions, the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission appears poised to set a plan in motion for the development of the West Street corridor. via Building a Plan for Future Development – Southington, CT Patch.

The Art of Graffiti Brings Beauty and Opportunity to Southington Youth

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

Ryan Christiansen is out to prove that graffiti is so much more than just a form of vandalism – and he’s teaching local teenagers to use the art form in a positive way. By Jason Vallee For the past several years, the Farmington River Trail in Southington has been plagued by vandals that tagged buildings

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Southington: Phosphorus Fight: Balancing the Costs of Environmental Protection

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The town of Southington is about to embark on an expensive project, courtesy of a federal mandate requiring the state to address high levels of phosphorus in its rivers and streams.

Southington’s Tunxis Trail is an ATV magnet – Southington News –

Oct 24th, 2011 | By

The blue-blazed hiking trails on Southington Mountain and Compounce Ridge are a fun way to escape into nature – and a magnet for illegal ATV use. All-terrain vehicles are causing major damage to portions of the Tunxis Trail along the Southington-Wolcott town line. For more on this story, visit: Southington’s Tunxis Trail is an ATV

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Connecticut state senator targets bus-only corridor plan

Aug 24th, 2011 | By

An opponent of a proposed $573 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain said Monday he is optimistic that the project will be killed because full funding has yet to be approved.