VOTE YES on May 4th to protect land and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy!
Meadowood petition update – April 12, 2021
On behalf of the Grange I am reporting that 166 sheets with signatures have been delivered to Town Hall. Rough estimate is more than 1600 signatures. Some are partially completed, some have 10 (one sided) and many are double-sided with 20 signatures each. Does anyone remember how many we submitted with the Ethel Walker Woods?… Read More »Meadowood petition update – April 12, 2021
Meadowood petition and instructions
Simsbury Grange is calling for a referendum vote to protect the Meadowood land and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Simsbury, Connecticut. The Grange has made available on its website two important forms in this process. Here’s more information. Document #1: Legal petition calling for the referendum vote; basic instructions on the page. Read… Read More »Meadowood petition and instructions
VOTE on Tuesday May 4th at the Simsbury Public Library to protect:
- Cultural heritage: Future generations can walk on and even work the same land as Martin Luther King Jr.
- Natural heritage: This is important habitat that links State land and McLean Game Refuge for all species.
- Public access: Everyone is welcome to share in the past and connect to the future for health and healing.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Morehouse College students enjoyed summers working in Simsbury. They attended church services downtown and dances at the Simsbury Grange.
Since 1931, “Our Cause is Our Community,” the Grange is proud to share in and protect Dr. King’s legacy. Like all Granges, we are non-partisan and non-denominational.
What can I do?
- HOST A YARD SIGN! Email us at email@example.com or fill out the form on this page
- VOTE May 4th and make sure everyone does!
- SHARE THIS INFORMATION!
What is the alternative to conservation?
Without a vote, the contract and the grants will expire and the land will remain in private ownership. It will likely be developed eventually. It is approved currently for nearly 300 houses.
How will it be preserved?
The Trust for Public Land is helping Simsbury with more than half of the purchase price through grants and private donations. To complete the purchase, a majority would need to vote yes at a town referendum.
Our way forward . . .
There are creative solutions to other demands. This is a one-time opportunity to enrich the public trust.
Protecting this farmland, habitat and shared history is a visible way to express shared values.
- Board of Finance Meeting & Public Hearing – April 6, 2021 (public comments start at ~ 58 minutes)
- 4/6/21 Board of Finance Public Hearing Comments