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Connecticut’s swamps are natural wonders, vital parts of the environment

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Connecticut is peppered with hundreds of wetlands in various sizes and configurations containing diverse plants and animals. They are essential parts of the state’s hydraulic circulatory system, providing benefits we take for granted. They’re worth making time to visit, even if your feeling a bit swamped. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut’s swamps are

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Get To Know Colin Bennett, Part 1

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Hello! My name is Colin Bennett and I’m running for a seat in the Connecticut State Senate in the 33rd District. Over the next month and a half I’ll be posting periodic updates about my campaign and answering questions from potential voters. This first post is intended to provide a little background information about me

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The Day of New London supports Heritage Park

Sep 9th, 2014 | By

The Day enthusiastically endorses efforts to create a Thames River Heritage Park linking the many historic attractions on both banks of the southern reaches of the Thames, we only lament that it did not happen far sooner. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Heritage Park test | News from southeastern Connecticut.



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Sep 8th, 2014 | By


Victory Came Hard In Long Battle To Save The Preserve in Old Saybrook

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

Some local activists who helped wage the long fight, people like Chris Cryder and Sue Ellen Kozey McCuin, look back and shake their heads at how long it’s taken and how much commitment it took.



August_Open_Space_Report.pdf

Sep 7th, 2014 | By

Section 22a 6v of the General Statutes of Connecticut requires the Commissioner of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to submit a report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding and to the State Bond Commission each month. The report provides information

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A new state park? Not as difficult as it might sound

Sep 5th, 2014 | By

The cost of launching an innovative and appealing new park and tourism destination would cost less than what falls out of the governor’s pocket on the way to and from state Bond Committee meetings. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Voila: A new state park | News from southeastern Connecticut.



CT Folk Festival and Green Expo plays out in Edgerton Park Saturday

Sep 5th, 2014 | By

The CT Folk Festival and Green Expo returns to Edgerton Park all day Saturday, with a nicely-woven tapestry of singer-songwriter folk music, bluegrass, Americana and other roots music along with plenty of hands-on activities for folks of all ages. See the Calendar page for more info or visit  www.ctfolk.org.   CT Folk Festival and Green

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Malloy announces $27M in brownfield remediation/redevelopment projects

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

$27 Million Awarded in Funding For Round 5 of Remediation and Redevelopment Program (BRIDGEPORT, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state and local officials in Bridgeport, today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a total of $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation

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Shoreline Greenway Trail First Saturday Hike and Bike Schedule

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL “FIRST SATURDAY” FALL HIKE AND BIKE September2014 – December2014 JOIN our SGT leaders on our monthly First Saturday walks and bike this fall along the existing and proposed SGT Trail, or other local trails. Open to the public. Just show up by 10am. ¨ Walkers wear sturdy shoes ¨ Leashed dogs welcome ¨

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Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

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“The Art of Conservation” – Pomfret Center, Connecticut

Aug 30th, 2014 | By

Address: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret 218 Day Road Pomfret Center, 06259 Date(s): October 5, 2014 – November 30, 2014 Time(s): Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon-4 p.m. Category: Museum/Gallery Exhibit Description: Robert Hines (1912-1994) was the former staff artist for the United States Fish and Willife Service (USFWS). Self-taught, Hines began

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Plainville project leads on green infrastructure

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

Here are two dots that can be easily connected. For more on this story, visit: Plainville project leads on green infrastructure. – Courant.com.



Red Molly to headline 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Sept. 6

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
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Red Molly to headline 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Sept. 6. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



Silent Killers Stalk Backyard Giants – e.g. Emerald ash borer

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

You may think you live in a safe neighborhood, but if you were a tree you’d think differently. Tree thugs are on the loose. Experts know most of the suspects, have their photos, and can even name their general whereabouts. But without involvement from tree owners, there is a limit to how much the experts

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Most recent edition of the CEQ Environmental Monitor

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Today’s edition of the Environmental Monitor, published by the Council on Environmental Quality, includes a notice of the opportunity for the public to comment on a proposed agreement between the state Water Planning Council and the University of Connecticut to manage the state’s water planning effort. Link to the Environmental Monitor: www.ct.gov/ceq/Monitor News Release: http://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=11&q=55149

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North Stonington, farmer reach compromise

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Following the advice of a Freedom of Information hearing officer, selectmen compromised last week with a property owner who made several allegations against the town. Van Brown, owner of Firefly Farms, filed FOI complaints about several actions and records relating to the Board of Selectmen’s decision to pursue legal action against him, although he withdrew

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Plainville parking lot to help clean Quinnipiac River | Courant.com

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

Porous pavement and other materials added to a new parking lot at Trumbull Park will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean.



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Aug 15th, 2014 | By

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Milford To Install New Bike Racks — seeking input from residents

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Milford Mayor Ben Blake announced that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance the Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the mayor is seeking the assistance of residents to help select appropriate and accessible sites for

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