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  • Macroinvertebrates Collected In Water Quality Study

    “Riffle-dwelling benthic macroinvertebrate sampling project” is a mouthful.

    Put more simply, a private coldwater fisheries conservation group recently sponsored a field project during which volunteers armed with collection gear retrieved various examples of such tiny animals from local streams and rivers in seeking to gauge those waterbodies’ cleanliness, and thus suitability as trout habitat.

  • Unusual Water Prompts Testing Near Deep Brook

    Sediment, possibly from Fairfield Hills, may have washed into a Deep Brook tributary, Land Use officials learned Monday, October 20.

  • Long-Time Conservation Commissioner Resigns

    With more than 15 years of service to the town and a volunteer dedicated to land preservation, Conservation Commission Vice Chairman Joe Hovious is stepping down. Mr Hovious submitted his resignation, which the commission learned at its October 6 meeting.

    “His dedication and expertise has been invaluable and he will be sorely missed by all,” Commission Chairman Ann Astarita said.

  • Thinking Spring At Pole Bridge Preserve

    There are a few natural treasures to be found at 34 Pole Bridge Road.

    Citing a “nice main trail, some recently cleared meadows” and “old charcoal pits,” Conservation Commission member Joe Hovious recently ticked off some of the property’s features. While some trails have “been there a while,” Mr Hovious said, “some are under construction by Newtown Trails Committee.”