YOUR VIEW: Efforts for preservation of Pigeon Hill applauded

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:10
Written by Jim Quick

To The Editor:

Working Together for Preservation Save Pigeon Hill Team would like to thank, Mayor Ellen Zoppo Sassu, mayor of Bristol and Scott Heth executive director of the Barnes Nature Center and Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, The city of Bristol officials, elect Board of directors and NTH, for their support and insight in conserving the historical Pigeon Hill property on Shrub rd.

A state DEEP open space Grant was used to fund almost half of this project and reflects the importance to our State Environmental Protection Agency officials for conserving this property for the following reasons: clean drinking water by protecting aquifer watershed property, conserving a ridgeline - mountain range, protecting a wildlife Preserve, protecting the Integrity of a local park, stopping a massive mining project and development that would have had a negative impact on the surrounding environment and neighborhoods and Park.

And yes the icing on the cake 64 acres of open space saved forever to protect endangered habitat, soils, species, and for all the citizens of Bristol to use and enjoy for viewing, nature walking, hiking, cross country skiing, bird watching, and so much more.

Jim Quick


Posted in New Britain Herald, Editorials, Letters on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:10. Updated: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:12.