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Jan
25
Thu
CTLCV Environmental Summit @ The Lyceum (NEW LOCATION)
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Are you ready for the upcoming legislative session? The Summit is a unique opportunity for environmental leaders, state legislators, and agency officials to discuss environmental priorities of the 2018 Connecticut General Assembly. This gathering will explain key issues and help prepare everyone for the work ahead.

To Register, visit: https://goo.gl/kLXLWt

Because of the extraordinary delay in wrapping up legislative business in 2017, we had to move the Summit into January (which means our usual venue at the Riverfront Boathouse was not available!) Please note that we are meeting at The Lyceum, just around the corner from the Capital and LOB.

If you are concerned about the environmental policies of our state, we invite you to be a part of this gathering. Space at The Lyceum is limited, so you must register if you plan to attend.

With environmental protection under assault in Washington, and gridlock blocking progress in CT, we must redouble our efforts to keep our environment safe. Now’s your chance to learn about issues that will be central to our efforts during the 2018 legislative session. Let’s be ready for the work ahead!

Click here for more information about the conference. 

Jan
31
Wed
Woodridge Lake Sewer Discharge Informational Meeting @ Torrington City Hall Auditorium
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Woodridge Lake Sewer District Sewer Discharge Permit Filed

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing Scheduled

The Woodridge Lake Sewer District has filed its application for a sanitary sewer discharge permit which would allow them to connect to the City of Torrington sewer system via a proposed route along Route 4.   The stated reason for the application is “resolution of CT DEEP Consent Order”

As promised over the past several months, an informational meeting has been scheduled for the purposes of allowing DEEP, The Department of Public Health,  Woodridge Lake Sewer District, Torrington Water Company, Torrington Public Works Department, and the Torrington Water Pollution Control Department to provide vital information relative to the impacts this request will have on our system.

The City Council acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority is required by State law to hold a public hearing to allow the public an opportunity to submit comments before any decisions are made relative to the application.  This public hearing and the final determination must be made within 65 days of the application.  Should there be any delay in the process, the statute does allow for two extensions of additional 65-day periods for the Board to make it final determination.

The informational meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm,  the Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm.  Both the informational meeting and public hearing will take place in the City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street.

See also the letter from Torrington Water to its customers, Register-Citizen article.

Feb
1
Thu
Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Applications Due @ CT DEEP Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition (OSWA) Grant Program
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting applications from municipalities, non-profit land conservation organizations, and water companies for the next round of the competitive Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program.

The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

The Department will be awarding grants to projects that offer the highest conservation and recreational value – and that leverage the greatest percentage of private and municipal funding.

DEEP is also accepting applications from municipalities (often in partnership with non-profits) under the competitive Urban Green and Community Garden Program.

Grants for the above programs will be based on the merit of the project and the level of funds available. Funding for these grants is derived from State Bond funds and/or from the Community Investment Act (CIA). DEEP is accepting applications, but awards will not be made until funding becomes available.

Grant Questionnaire and Application

Grant Program Overview & Selection

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information and Assistance

For more information about DEEP’s OSWA Program contact Dave Stygar at (860) 424-3081 or Allyson Clarke at (860) 424-3774.

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is working with DEEP to schedule OSWA Information Sessions in November to assist you in putting together your applications.  Go to http://www.ctconservation.org/deep-accepting-applications-open-space-grant-program

Feb
20
Tue
Woodridge Lake Sewer Discharge Public Hearing @ Torrington City Hall Auditorium
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Woodridge Lake Sewer District Sewer Discharge Permit Filed

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing Scheduled

The Woodridge Lake Sewer District has filed its application for a sanitary sewer discharge permit which would allow them to connect to the City of Torrington sewer system via a proposed route along Route 4.   The stated reason for the application is “resolution of CT DEEP Consent Order”

As promised over the past several months, an informational meeting has been scheduled for the purposes of allowing DEEP, The Department of Public Health,  Woodridge Lake Sewer District, Torrington Water Company, Torrington Public Works Department, and the Torrington Water Pollution Control Department to provide vital information relative to the impacts this request will have on our system.

The City Council acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority is required by State law to hold a public hearing to allow the public an opportunity to submit comments before any decisions are made relative to the application.  This public hearing and the final determination must be made within 65 days of the application.  Should there be any delay in the process, the statute does allow for two extensions of additional 65-day periods for the Board to make it final determination.

The informational meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm,  the Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm.  Both the informational meeting and public hearing will take place in the City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street.

See also the letter from Torrington Water to its customers, Register-Citizen article.

Mar
17
Sat
2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference @ Wesleyan University
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:30am – 5:00pm (followed by post-event reception)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2017 Conference

Preparations are underway for CLCC’s 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference – a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those interested in land conservation, followed by an informal reception with friends and colleagues from across the state.

Read more about our annual Conference.

Read the 2017 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference recap HERE.

Mar
22
Thu
Source Water Protection Workshop @ South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

MARCH 22, 2018 SOURCE WATER PROTECTION WORKSHOP

The workshop will focus on protecting current and future sources of drinking water in Connecticut.  It has been five years since our kickoff workshop and we are hoping to focus on some of the recent initiatives in Connecticut.  We will emphasize implementation of the State Water Plan, the Water Utility Coordinating Committee Integrated Reports and the Climate Resiliency Plan.

The goal of the workshop is to learn about effective source protection strategies, determine approaches that are feasible for Connecticut’s public water supplies and to integrate a workable strategy into these important on-going planning efforts.

For more information, contact Eric McPhee or Pat Bisacky at 860-509-7333

Join other partners to discuss the future of Connecticut’s Public Drinking Water!

Topics will include: implementation of the State Water Plan, the Water Utility Coordinating Committee Integrated Reports& Climate Resiliency Planning

Workshop Location:
South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT