[CT Birds] Bird Habitat Grant in Hartford

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 14:14:42 EDT 2011

This news item from the Hartford News (Sept. 15-22) in their City Council
Review concerning the Sept., 12 Council Meeting:

*Bird Habitat Grant*
The Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City to accept a $70,000
grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be used to enhance habitats
in Hartford's parks to attract migratory birds as they pass through the
city.  Hartford is located in a "fly way" for migratory birds and the parks
serve as stop-overs during migration.  The project will include research
into plantings that can attract additional birds, installation of those
plantings in Keney and Pope Parks on a pilot basis, and education and
involvement of the public.  The total cost of the project is $98,000 and the
federal grant will be supplemented with $4,000 from the Hartford Parks Trust
Fund and $14,000 in in-kind services from the Department of Public Works.

Nice to hear some good news for a change.

Dana Campbell, Priest in Charge
Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com

*"*Come to me bird-watching God, you will find the branches for nesting. A
mustard seed of faith grows to a place of many wings*.*"
                                    from “Prayer of the Heart” by Maren C.
Tirabassi & Joan Jordan Grant

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