Preserve CT's Last 1000 Acre Coastal Forest
  • Petitioned Old Saybrook Planning Commission

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Old Saybrook Planning Commission

Preserve CT's Last 1000 Acre Coastal Forest

    1. Petition by

      Charles Landrey

      Old Saybrook, CT

 

Connecticut's last large unfragmented coastal forest, close to 1,000 acres, is threatened by a 226 unit private golf course development. Not only would wildlife be harmed, but our aquifer, streams, and well water will be threatened by pollution and our country roads clogged with an estimated 1,000 additional cars. Plus, it is estimated to cost the town of Old Saybrook $35 Million up front and $140 Million 30-40 years from now for infrastructure.

 

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    2. Connecticut's Last 1,000 Acres of Coastal Forest...or a Golf Course?

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      You have to hand it to River Sound Development, the Lehman Brothers subsidiary interested in turning 1,000 acres of Connecticut coastal forest into a lucrative golf course development: Despite staunch opposition to their plan, they will not give up....

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    Reasons for signing

    • Dan Jensen RIVERSIDE, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      This property should be at the top of list of unprotected private land that should be purchased for open space: our children are depending on us.

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    • carolyne morgan MONTGOMERY, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      ENOUGH DARN GOLF COURSES ALREADY! ONCE IT'S MESSED UP, IT CAN NEVER BE FIXED, EXCEPT AT GREAT EXPENSE. STOP DESTROYING THE NATURAL WORLD, SO FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN ENJOY IT, JUST SO PEOPLE IN THE THE PRESENT CAN GET RICH! :(

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    • Chris Ray PARMA, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      A F%#king golf course?? Are you serious??

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    • Sydney Anderson OLD SAYBROOK, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      Not only will this threaten wildlife and our aquifer, it will overload the town of Old Saybrook with yet more unsold homes! There are already approximately 120 unsold homes in Old Saybrook. Adding 226 more is insanity!! Not to mention the cost to taxpayers and the pollution!

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    • Richard Paolino OLD SAYBROOK, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      It seems incomprehensible to me that we would allow a golf course to be built on top of our aquifer. These individuals will come in, ravage the land, pollute our water, and take their money and leave!

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