[CT Birds] Sam Wheeler Reed Park
rayn4est at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 21:34:19 EST 2012
OK, I think I have better information now:
Samuel Wheeler Reed Park and the proposed War Memorial will be discussed
next at the Community Services Subcommittee, chaired by Donna Banks
(Council). Leon Rivers is the other Council member in attendance. It will
be Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 PM in Town Hall.****
The town manager (see email address below) can forward any comments to the
Community Services Subcommittee – mentioned above. Even though the meeting
is a couple of weeks away I would think that any letters or emails should
be sent earlier so that there is time for people to digest the information.
The more factual data the better (i.e. rare species that use grasslands,
rate of loss of grasslands, importance of edge communities, species known
or suspected of using habitat, species observed in this location,
importance of maintaining the size of the field, effects of habitat
fragmentation, effects of new species that could push out existing ones –
like oak = acorns = turkey = ???, anything else that anyone can think of).**
*Louie** **Chapman**, **Jr**.*
lchapman at bloomfieldct.org****
Mayor Sydney T. Schulman
Office Phone: (860) 522-2960
Email: sschulman at bloomfieldct.org <sshulman at bloomfieldct.org>
On Sun, 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.
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