Cedar Mountain is Located in Newington, Connecticut. U.S.A
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NEWINGTON TOWN CRIER (Read Article)
Please Help Us Protect Our Precious Wildlife!
After Environmentalists and town residents repeatedly rallied against all attempts to develop housing, the final revised plan for 48 homes to be built across the top of Cedar Mountain on Russel Road was rejected on February 26, 2015, (however the property is still under the jurisdiction of Tilcon/Balf corp. and talks need to take place to assure the continued preservation of entire span of property). (Click below to read article)
READ COURANT ARTICLE "DEVELOPER WITHDRAWS PLANS FOR LUXURY HOMES ON CEDAR MOUNTAIN"
Grackle enjoys the rain water on the Marcap portion of Cedar Mt. which has been preserved by the town of Newington.
While negotiations were taking place, the town dismissed the plan to remove the vernal pool in its entirety, but sadly it was said that the remaining homes are to be placed along both sides of it.
See and hear for yourself why we believe so strongly in preserving the entire mountain. The sounds you hear on the videos below are heard only for one week in early spring.
**Although the project failed to win approval, the property has not been secured by town or state as of this time).
The Newington Environmental Quality Commission held their “Walk on the Mountain” on Saturday, April 28' 2012. Volunteers hiked along the town’s newly acquired property on Cedar Mountain both to celebrate their success and to clean it up (Click to See Slide Show).
Will there be Wildlife Rescue Agents on Hand in the event of development?
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Attend Town Council Meetings to bring to light your continued support for Saving The Entire Cedar Mountain. A good turnout will be necessary to validate our concerns.
Please keep tuned to local meetings for Nature's sake!
link to N.C.T.V.
Save Cedar Mountain Exhibit at the Newington Extravaganza
July 16, 2011 Newington Extravaganza)
Please be prepared to : VOTE TO SAVE CEDAR MOUNTAIN!
(T.P.Z. Meeting August 24, 2011)
Purchasing the property is what will stay development on the mountain and that has to be initiated by the TC. Please contact the Town Council members by making phone calls, sending emails and attending Town Council meetings. The TC meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The agenda is posted on the town web site. (Click to connect to Newington Town Site):
(One of the many site plans below): While Toll representatives repeatedly tout the beauty of the project, residents continue to emphasize that the true "beauty" of the mountain will be lost forever if developers succeed.
(Click here to view a recent commentary entitled "How to Save Cedar Mountain")
by John Vallera
Environmentalists have recommended the preservation of the connecting properties located between Cedar Hill Cemetery, Goodwin Park, Hartford, Ct. extending south to Cedar Street, Newington being the area has become a wildlife sanctuary for an extensive array of sensitive species of plants, birds, insects and animals.
Click on image below (or link) to see more views of planned development).
Please Help Save Cedar Mountain. Time is Running Out!
Cedar Mt. in Fall 2010 Link to Picassa Slide Show by John Vallera
(CLICK TO SEE PREVIEW)
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SAVE CEDAR MOUNTAIN WEBSITES WERE CREATED NOT ONLY TO GENERATE SUPPORT FOR PRESERVING THIS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY BUT ALSO TO HELP THE VIEWERS EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE MOUNTAIN THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY. ALTHOUGH MANY WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN AND PHOTOS TAKEN, SOMEHOW CAPTURING THE TRUE NATURE OF ITS CHARM ELUDES US. WE WILL FURTHER EXPLORE THIS PHENOMENON AND CONTINUE TO HOPE, PRAY, AND WORK TO PROTECT IT FROM BEING COMPROMISED.