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State Grant for Whitneyville Cultural Commons

An update from Rep. Mike D’Agostino:

Last week, the town was awarded a $30,000 grant (Community Investment Act) to conduct a full assessment and preservation plan for the Whitneyville Church/Cultural Commons.  The town should have by now received a hard copy and email copy of the contract that needs to be filled out and returned to the Department of Economic and  Community Development.  The town needs to return a signed contract to DECD in order to get the funds, along with a certification confirming that the Mayor is authorized to enter into the contract. 

I want to stress how imperative it is to get the contract executed and certification back to DECD as soon as possible.  The funds are there now but there is a real possibility the state will freeze more DECD grant funds as part of its deficit mitigation actions — this has happened to other grants.  In short, we have to get the $$ before it is gone. 

Event for Hamden Land Conservation Trust

An announcement from our neighbors at…
The Hamden Land Conservation Trust

September 17, 5:30-730pm

Like wine? Like art? Like open space? Join us and meet some fun, like-minded folks in Hamden who care about open space and the environment at our annual wine tasting fundraiser Thursday, September 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 Whitney Center. Come hear what the eagles at our latest property acquisition are up to. Meet artists Dorie Petrocko and Linda Miller of the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators and enjoy their artwork on display. Tickets available at the door: $25 per couple or $15 each.

Volunteers needed – Hamden Land Conservation Trust

Saturday, September 5, from 8-Noon at the corner of Servoss and Mather, volunteers are needed to help wood chip the length of the trail that runs from Mather to Servoss across the Trust property. Wood chips will be delivered, but we will need a few wheel barrows, some steel rakes, shovels, and maybe a bowsaw or two… and of course some people to move the chips and use the tools!

6-10 people would be ideal, and we would prefer no young children, but supervised teenagers are fine. It can be pretty heavy work. Gloves, water bottle, insect repellent will also be helpful. If someone can come for just an hour or two, that’s fine. No need to commit to the full four hours.

Contact Tom Parlapiano of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust at twparlapiano@aol.com or 203-288-1341 if you have questions.