201604 Country Squires
In amidst all the rainy days lately, theCountry Squires Modelers had a bright sunny one for their clean-up!
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You can see more pics from their clean-up day on Flickr here.
The Country Squires Modelers is Southern Connecticut‘s oldest radio control aeromodeling club. Their home base (and full “airport”) is right here on Sherwood Island!

From Left: Louis Pietig, State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport), State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport), Nancy Ferriello and Erica Caldwell

 

Friends Louis Pietig, Nancy Ferriello and Erica Caldwell were thrilled to chat with our local reps (and long-time Sherwood Island supporters) Gail Lavielle, Jonathan Steinberg and Tony Hwang in Hartford!

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From Left: Louis Pietig,Erica Caldwell, State Senator Tony Hwang (R-134) and Nancy Ferriello

 

Here’s Tony Hwang’s Press Release:

Celebrating CT State Parks at State Capitol

 

Sen. Tony Hwang on Mar. 9 joined with the Friends of Sherwood Island and environmental advocates from across Connecticut to mark State Parks Day at the State Capitol.

 

Discussions focused on ways to preserve, protect and enhance Connecticut’s state parks, including the state’s oldest state park, Sherwood Island State Park.

 

This year, Sen. Hwang is part of a first-of-its-kind effort to amend the state Constitution to better ensure protection of state-owned forests, parks, farmland and other conservation lands.

 

Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.  On the web:  www.senatorhwang.com , www.friendsofsherwoodisland.org , www.friendsctstateparks.org , www.ctwoodlands.org ,  www.ct.gov/deep/sherwoodisland .

PS:  Thanks also to State Senator Toni  Boucher (R-26) for her continuing, outspoken support of Parks! One of Ct’s biggest asset and attractions!

Birders were thrilled last week to catch a glimpse of this rare visitor, photographed here by the great A.J. Hand. The event made the Norwalk Hour!