Seminar: Lowering the Impact of Development on Your Environment

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April 10, 2010 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

I received this note from Ann Astarita, the Conservation Officer for the Town of Newtown, regarding a free seminar that’s being held on April 10th. You can register by calling Ann at 203.270.4350 or email her at ann [dot] astarita [at] newtown-ct [dot] gov


I wanted to invite you to attend the Town of Newtown’s Spring Environmental Education Workshop, “Lowering the Impact of Development on Your Environment”.  The workshop will be held at Newtown’s municipal center (3 Primrose Street) on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. in Council Chambers.

This timely workshop will cover ways to make development environmentally friendly; how to improve habitat by using native plants and installing buffers; development’s impact on rivers, fish and water quality; and ways to make your lawn “green”.  Overall, it’s a great way to begin the spring.

Our speakers include Neal Hagstrom, Fisheries Biologist, CT Department of Environmental Protection (“CT DEP”); MaryAnn Nusom Haverstock, Supervising Environmental Analyst, CT DEP; Pamela Cooper, Turf Program Coordinator, UCONN, Department of Extension; and Jane Didona, Principal, Didona & Associates.

The workshop is free and open to the public.  Feel free to bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served.

We’re asking that you RSVP so we know how many materials (and how much coffee) to have on hand.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Flyer for event: Spring LID Seminar 2010