[CT Birds] Silver Sands - That Wonderful Trash - Trash to Energy

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Mon Mar 31 14:27:34 EDT 2008

Hi Folks

This is for the people who bird Silver Sands Regularly.

If you are interested in preserving the area (or any area in general)  
it is better to have data to support your views. Start collecting it  
now, one can't collect in the past. . You can get information on  
breeding birds and do regular quantitative surveys. So if and when  
the time comes you can talk with authority.

Just a Suggestion

Dennis Varza

On Mar 31, 2008, at 2:08 PM, COMINS, Patrick wrote:

> First off, thank you to Ron for this historical perspective.
> Speaking of the master plan at Silver Sands, an issue that we may  
> need to keep on our radar screen is the suggestion to add an  
> addition 300+ parking spaces in the park, which was pointed out to  
> me by Steve Spector.  Apparently, the plan was made in 1992 and so  
> far there hasn't been any progress towards this goal of additional  
> parking, but I understand that the area proposed as the additional  
> parking is one and the same with the area that is so productive for  
> sparrows in migration and where the COA sparrow ID workshops are  
> held.  Again, there is nothing imminent, and nothing to get upset  
> about, but it should be on our radar screens if it looks like there  
> is a proposal to alter that area significantly.
> Some might argue that it isn't a natural habitat to begin with, but  
> it is a functional habitat, which is what really counts in this  
> very altered landscape that we call home.
> Patrick Comins, Meriden
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