Category Archives: Environment

Managing Parks and Open space during a pandemic – Webinar

WestCOG hosted a webinar on Managing Open Space During a Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic called for lockdowns and social distancing regulations, which have disrupted life throughout Connecticut, and beyond. Concurrently, the increased use of trails and open space has been extraordinary. These facilities are experiencing record highs. On many accounts, this is a good thing! However, open space managers, towns, and state agencies are grappling with how to best manage and promote use while upholding new (and constantly evolving) public health and safety protocols.

Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI) partnered with WestCOG to host an informational webinar.

The february newsletter has arrived

Our monthly publication has news, project updates, grant opportunities, and events for the Region.  In this month’s issue we have some exciting news about Newtown’s Al’s Trail, WestCOG’s new Regional Map Viewer, a Land Conservation conference, and more!

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Connecticut Land conservation council hosts 36th annual ct land conservation conference

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council will be hosting their 36th Land Conservation Conference on Saturday, March 21st. More details and registration instructions under the cut.

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Newtown Bike and Trails Committee hosts open house

On Sunday, March 8 at the Newtown Community Center, the Bike and Trails Committee will be hosting an open house to inform the public about opening opportunities to outdoor recreation! More information and registration instructions are below the cut.

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REMINDER: 2020-2030 WESTERN CONNECTICUT POCD PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

The Draft 2020-2030 Western Connecticut Regional Plan of Conservation and Development is now available for public comment. Join us at one of our Public Information Meetings to learn more about the plan, ask questions and provide feedback.

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PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED FOR 2020-2030 WESTERN CONNECTICUT POCD

The Draft 2020-2030 Western Connecticut Regional Plan of Conservation and Development is now available for public comment.  You can find the plan and more information on the Plan of Conservation and Development webpage or at plan.westcog.org

Join us at one of our Public Information Meetings to learn more about the plan, ask questions and provide feedback.  The presentation will be the same at either location. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 7pm-8pm
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831

and

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 7pm-8pm
Highstead
127 Lonetown Road
West Redding, CT 06896
*Follow the signs to “The Barn”, approximately a ½ mile long driveway

ENGLISH: For language assistance or other accommodations, contact Western Connecticut Council of Governments at least five business days prior to the meeting at help@westcog.org.

ESPAÑOL: Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG por lo menos cinco días hábiles antes de la reunión al help@westcog.org.

PORTUGUÊS: Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG pelo menos cinco dias úteis antes da reunião em help@westcog.org.

FRANÇAIS: Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG au moins cinq jours ouvrables avant la réunion à help@westcog.org.

POLSKI: W przypadku pomocy językowej lub innej pomocy, skontaktuj się z WestCOG co najmniej pięć dni roboczych przed wydarzeniem w help@westcog.org