Shelton Gets Award For Conservation Excellence

On Saturday (March 23), members of the Shelton Conservation Commission, Trails Committee, and Shelton Land Trust journeyed to Wesleyan University to accept the 2013 “Excellence in Conservation” Award from the Connecticut Land Conservation Trust (CLCC).

The award was for the “successful creation and completion of the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path and Greenway: 1992 to 2012.”

The project was initiated by the Conservation Commission, and supported by city leaders, residents, and countless volunteers.

The nonprofit Shelton Land Trust built a section of the Rec Path through their property off Lane Street that includes a 120-foot boardwalk constructed by volunteers.

Click here for more information from a previous story.

The project was exceptional in that the City did not own the many various properties required for the greenway or have any source of funding for the proposed 4-mile handicapped-accessible Rec Path when it was proposed in 1992 to connect downtown Shelton with Huntington Center.

Photos and more information about this and other awards received over the years for the Rec Path and Shelton Lakes Greenway are posted at the Trails Committee’s blog.

More information about the CLCC award and project description can be found by clicking here.

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