Town of Windsor Government Officals
United States of America

All are urged to sign this petition, even if you do not live in Windsor.

The portion of Pleasant Street in Windsor, CT that goes under the historic railroad bridge runs through wetlands, is located in the 100 year floodplain, and is habitat for endangered and threatened plant and animal species. The Town of Windsor's Plan of Conservation and Development identifies this area as a "significant conservation area" and an "open space priority area." We have been trying to convince Town leaders to convert that section of Pleasant Street to trail and greenway. But, they have been very resistant to the idea.

However, we have received support from the Windsor Conservation Commission and the Farmington River Watershed Association. If you agree that concrete and asphalt are not better than trees and clean water and that traffic/wallets should go by Windsor Center businesses, not houses, please sign our petition.

We the undersigned, as citizens of Windsor, Connecticut, and others who do/would travel to this section of the Farmington River to enjoy its natural beauty, would like to request that the section of Pleasant Street that currently runs alongside the Farmington River and goes under the historic railroad bridge be converted to trails and open green space.

We believe this is an opportune time for the Town of Windsor to realize some of the goals set forth for this tract of land by the 2004 Plan of Conservation & Development for Windsor (POCD), which was adopted by the Town of Windsor as "a vision for Windsor's future" and "a guide to implement the continued good planning that has gained Windsor national recognition in the past."

By converting this tract of land to trails and open space the many goals of the 2004 Plan of Conservation & Development for Windsor will be realized.

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The Convert Railroad Bridge Section of Pleasant St. to Trail and Greenway petition to Town of Windsor Government Officals was written by Charles Button and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.