How the Changing Landscape Affects Our Local Wildlife at the Bethlehem Library April 17 at 7pm

Nora Hulton, a Connecticut Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will give a free program on "Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape" on Monday, April 17 at 7pm at the Bethlehem Library in Bethlehem CT. Landscapes are dynamic ecosystems. Connecticut’s landscape has changed through the centuries, from almost all forest in the 1600s, to cleared land by the mid-1800s. Presently, Connecticut is about 60 percent forest. As the landscape changed in Connecticut so did the wildlife populations that depend on the land for habitat. This presentation describes the history of Connecticut’s landscape and the impact of…continue reading →

Recycling Authority no longer Reimbursing town for materials

August 9th, 2016 The Board of Selectmen received notice from the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority that the town will no longer get reimbursement for recycling materials.  First Selectman said the town used to get $5/ton of recycling material, such as residential plastics and papers, but the town won't stand to lose a lot of money.  He said it's still better to recycle, because the town pays to haul away trash, and if no one recycled and and put all those items into their household trash, then it would be more expensive to…continue reading →