The Town of Simsbury continues its "Gifford's Green Conversations." Named in honor of Simsbury's own Gifford Pinchot (1st Chief of the U.S. Forest Service), these forums address key environmental issues, providing overviews of specific green initiatives and "conversations" on how the town can become more "green."
"We are happy to continue this exciting environmental series. Simsbury is taking the lead in promoting clean energy and green practices. These conversations are an important component of those efforts," said Deputy First Selectman John K. Hampton and founder of Gifford's Green Conversations.
The next forum will be held on Wednesday, June 20th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Program Room at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, in Simsbury.
Eric Hammerling, Executive Director
Connecticut Forest & Park Association.
Mr. Hammerling will provide an overview of the organization and talk about the economic benefits associated with conserving land, trails, forests and parks.
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a private, non-profit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.
This program is FREE and all are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For more information on "Gifford's Green Conversations" and all of Simsbury's green initiatives, please visit the town web site http://www.townofsimsbury.com or contact John Hampton, Deputy First Selectman at JHampton@simsbury-ct.gov 860.803.4072.