- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:06 am
Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are continuing their review of the environmental aspects of The River Walk At Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit housing complex proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, near the Pootatuck River.
IWC members held the second installment of a public hearing on the application on May 13. The applicant is seeking a wetlands/watercourses protection permit from the IWC.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:10 am
The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.
The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
“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.
- Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sediment, possibly from Fairfield Hills, may have washed into a Deep Brook tributary, Land Use officials learned Monday, October 20.
- Monday, October 20, 2014
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.
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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.”