HVA’s Tim Abbott was a featured speaker in Roxbury’s grant program. Tim descibed the geology of the Roxbury area, the impact the glaciers had on its soils and water, and how these have affected drinking water supplies.
From Litchfield County Times:
ROXBURY — The Connecticut Community Foundation has given a grant to fund a series of programs jointly hosted by the Minor Memorial Library and the Roxbury Conservation Commission as part of its “A Town Wants to Know” Series. The program will feature speakers and activities that will illuminate the unique geological features that have affected Roxbury’s development and history since its settlement by European Americans in the 18th century.
The series will begin with a presentation on Sunday at 4 p.m. Tim Abbott, of the Housatonic Valley Association, will describe the geology of the Roxbury area, the impact the glaciers had on its soils and water, and how these have affected drinking water supplies. Abbot will discuss what property owners can do to protect drinking water resources and the kinds of planning tools available through the HVA for property owners and town commissions. Upcoming programs will include a hands-on children’s water program in February, a program about lawn care and septic systems for aquifer protection, and a family guided trail walk and wetlands program co-sponsored by the Roxbury Land Trust in June. Additional programs are being scheduled for the fall. The programs in the series are designed to appeal to everyone who is interested in how Roxbury has developed and what its future might look like with good decision-making.