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CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Middletown’s plans to redevelop parts of its riverfront land on the Connecticut River will benefit from $2.6 million in state funds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Monday. For more on this story, visit: CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development | HartfordBusiness.com.



Preston report focuses on town’s future

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Nearly two years of work by the town planning staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission along with input from all boards and commissions as well as residents has resulted in a draft Plan of Conservation and Development ready to be reviewed by the public. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Preston

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Hackett on Politics: Choices, and a test, on the ballot

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

In the 2012 presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein did not qualify for Connecticut’s ballot and was forced to run as a write-in candidate. According to the secretary of the state’s office, the Stein/Cheri Honkala ticket received 863 votes. But according to the Mike DeRosa, one of the leaders of Connecticut’s Green Party, that’s

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EHHI submits comments on proposed Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Environment and Human Health, Inc. submits comments on CT DEEP’s proposed** Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making The CT DEEP puts forth the following proposals and Environment and Human Health, Inc.’s comments on each of the proposals: 1. This proposal reassigns the risk assessment to DEEP from the Department of Public Health.

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Sep 27th, 2014 | By

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NRC As signs New Resident Inspector to Millstone Nuclear Plant

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Louis McKown as the NRC Resident Inspector at Millstone Station in Waterford, Conn. He joins Senior Resident Inspector Jo Ambrosini and Resident Inspector Brian Haagensen at the plant, which is operated by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. For more on this story, visit: 14-036.i.pdf.1



Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

James L. Goodwin left more to the people of Connecticut than trees and ponds at his beloved Pine Acres Farm in 1964. As the 50th Anniversary celebration unfolded on September 14th the sunny skies and gentle breezes brought 200 smiling faces to the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and the James L. Goodwin State Forest.

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Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

After a long battle with Yale’s administration, some New Haven residents are still questioning the University’s use of pesticides, which they said have infiltrated surrounding neighborhoods. Laura Cahn, who lives on Cleveland Avenue bordering Yale’s athletic fields, has been leading efforts against the University’s pesticide use for several years. Cahn said that in the past

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Green Party candidate challenges Frantz

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Green Party challenger Ed Heflin, from Greenwich, is contesting L. Scott Frantz’s re-election as he seeks a fourth term representing the state Senate’s 36th District. For more on this story, visit: Green Party candidate challenges Frantz – GreenwichTime.



Groundbreaking NY, CT Conservation Initiative Announced

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

A new conservation initiative connecting Westchester County in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut will involve landowners identified as crucial in the battle to protect endangered streams, drinking water reservoirs and plant and wildlife habitat. The Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative (H2H) will be led by Highstead Foundation (on behalf of Fairfield County Regional

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MDC to host Wethersfield Cove “Source to Sea” Cleanup

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

For the 14th consecutive year, volunteers sponsored by the Metropolitan District (MDC) will lead cleanup activities at the Wethersfield Cove on Saturday, September 27th as part of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s Source to Sea Cleanup. This community cleanup of the Connecticut River and its tributaries is a four-state event coordinated by the Connecticut River

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Sow Wildflowers Now for Next Year’s Meadows

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

… “Success with fall meadow plantings comes down to timing, patience, soil preparation, and careful seed selection,” says Mark Lavoie, a partner in Colonial Seed Company of Granby (www.colonialseed.com), a company that specializes in meadows and grassy habitats. One of the most important considerations, he says, is to create a “clean canvas,” meaning that the

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16th Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bazaar Sept. 27-28, Greenwich

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

The 16th Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bazaar   THIS WEEKEND – SEPT. 27 & 28, 2014 @ Audubon Greenwich ~ 11am-5pm   An exciting two-day nature festival celebrating of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich’s “Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch”. Enjoy live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, great food,

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TNC in Connecticut Announces New Chairman and Additions to Board of Trustees

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut announced a new chairman and new members of its Board of Trustees. The new chairman of the Board is Allen Rosenshine, of Lyme. A member of the Board of Trustees since 2007, Rosenshine replaces John Levinson, who served as chair for three years and will continue to serve as vice

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Clammer’s lawsuit could end decades-old dispute over where Long Island Sound begins

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

How a judge rules who is correct could end a decades-old dispute over where Long Island Sound begins — and who controls hundreds of acres of underwater land. For more on this story, visit: Clammer’s lawsuit could end decades-old dispute over where Long Island Sound begins – Newsday.



New Interactive Guilford Land Trust Trail Maps Available

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

GLCT Members Ted Mankovich and Frank Ferro have been busy getting a new and improved trail mapping app up and running. The new app is called Avenza PDF Maps and is available for the Apple and Android tablets and phones. For more on this story, visit: New Interactive Trail Maps Available.



Become a CFPA Ramble Guide, create healthier communities and connect people to the land

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

If you enjoy being outside, and can share some of your time with us, we invite you to an upcoming CFPA Ramble Guide Training session. You may also want to join us on one of our already scheduled CPFA Rambles to get a participant’s perspective on these outdoor adventures.



Connecticut ag officials mark milestone: 300 farms, 40,000 acres protected from development

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

Connecticut agriculture officials are marking a milestone in farmland preservation. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky (reh-VITS-‘kee) are scheduled to join hundreds of Connecticut farm families at the Farmland Preservation Celebration on the Lebanon Green on Saturday. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut ag officials mark milestone: 300 farms, 40,000

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The Connecticut Farm Project

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

CTFarmProjectAgriculture is an important and growing business in Connecticut. It’s a $3.5 billion industry and supports more than 21,000 jobs. Yet of the total 3.5 million acres in Connecticut, only about 7% of land is used for farming today, and what remains is under threat. Prime farmland is one of our greatest local resources but

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Climate Marchers Hope to Pressure World Leaders to Combat Global Warming

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

Connecticut is expected to be well-represented at Sunday’s People’s Climate March in New York City. Organizers say this will be the largest climate change protest in history. Connecticut labor unions, along with environmental, peace, and faith-based groups, will join over 1,400 groups nationwide in the march. It’s estimated that at least 1,000 people from Connecticut

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