Posts Tagged ‘ Weston ’

Aspetuck Land Trust Trout Brook Valley Program To ‘Disturb Habitat’

May 7th, 2014 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust is getting ready to clear a 7-acre space in its Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area in Weston and Easton. Volunteers and members will clear the area, which begins near the Bradley Road entrance, in an effort to “create a more inviting meadow habitat for birds, box turtles and pollinating insects that

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Author-Activist Bill McKibben Kicks Off New Aspetuck Land Trust Lecture Series

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
From left, Aspetuck Land Trust executive committee members: Princie Falkenhagen, Easton, Lisa Brodlie, Weston, author Bill McKibben, Nancy Moon, Fairfield, Heather Williams, Westport, and Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant from Fairfield. (contributed)

Speaking to some 200 Aspetuck Land Trust members from Fairfield, Weston, Westport and Easton gathered at the Pequot Library earlier this month, climate change activist author Bill McKibben reported on the risks and challenges within the global climate change public policy debate.

High level of arsenic reported in Weston well water

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

When Jessica Penna, a healthy mother of three, started getting sicker and sicker over the past three years, she wondered what could be wrong. Her medical tests kept coming back negative, yet she still didn’t feel well. She finally decided to have the well water at her home on Farrell Road tested for heavy metals

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Following CT Audubon survey Aspetuck Land Trust announces policies at conservation area

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

After a 12-month conservation and management study of its popular 1,009-acre Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area, Aspetuck Land Trust is announcing new trail use policies that it says carefully balance the protection of one of the region’s most important ecological areas with the use of the preserve for hiking, dog-walking and other passive recreation.

Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

Members of the Aspetuck Land Trust, a local non-profit land conservation group, voted to elect five board members representing Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport to new terms on the board of directors of the 46-year-old organization. via Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors |

Boucher: Protect Open Space in Redding

Feb 24th, 2012 | By

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th) says the upcoming merger between Northeast Utilities (NU) and NSTAR raises the question of whether NU’s stewardship of nearly 9,500 acres of conservation land will be changed. In a letter released today, Sen. Toni Boucher is urging the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to renew a vital agreement contained

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Conservation Services: Helping Aspetuck Land Trust Protect Its Trout Brook Valley Preserve

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

Finding the proper balance between protecting sensitive habitats on conservation land and giving the public an opportunity to enjoy those lands is one of the thorniest issues conservation organizations deal with. At the Aspetuck Land Trust’s 1,009-acre Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Connecticut Audubon Society’s conservation scientists are working to help find that proper balance. Located

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Weston Students Can Earn $35K for Going Green

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Students at Weston High School can earn some serious green while trying to make their school a greener place. Connecticut Light & Power has announced a Live Green-Win Green contest open to all high school students who reside in the utility company’s service area. The contest was put in place by the utility to build

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Get Your Feet Wet: Help Protect Rivers in Weston

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Within the thousands of miles of streams carved into Connecticut’s landscape lie a host of aquatic species – from fish to those undetectable by the naked eye. These bodies of water have provided us with means of transportation, livelihood and recreation for centuries. Our rivers make Connecticut unique and appealing. The Nature Conservancy’s Saugatuck River

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Weston DTC seeks Conservation Commission candidates

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

The Weston Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Conservation Commission, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Relevant experience is preferred but not required. For more information, contact Dana Levin, search chairman, at 203 222-4918 or at

Weston’s Sustainability Team Sets Ambitious Goals

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

The natural environment maintains a special place in the hearts of Weston residents. And the Sustainability Committee is looking to build on that respect with an assortment of innovative strategies.