[CT Birds] Sam Wheeler Reed Park

Rob Ballinger rayn4est at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 13:04:15 EST 2012

I have spoken to a friend who lives across from the park and he said the proposal has been shot down. The permits required due to the wetlands were extensive. Neighbors of the park do not want the park to change. 

On Jan 29, 2012, at 9:43 AM, zellene <zellene at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Thanks to all who have written letters to our town officials...I have read the ones that my spamblocker intercepted, too. 
> It appears now the the widow of Sam Reed who lives in Maryland heard about this and is writing to our town officials as well as the Courant. She states that Sam wanted the park as an open meadow, and that planting trees would be in direct conflict with his wishes. This should carry a lot of weight in Bloomfield.
> Interestingly, I was told that she had agreed to this!
> As I have said before, I love this place. I have spent years dealing with the town to preserve the grasslands, and they are doing a great job now in the timing of mowing, etc. For anyone who wants to visit the park, take Cottage Grove Rd (rt.218) to the intersection with School St and go north on School St. Park at the school on the left hand side and walk over. Not much to see right now, except the wonderful view. 
> Zellene 
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