Welcome To The Save Cedar Mountain.org Web Site .

Cedar Mountain is Located in Newington, Connecticut. U.S.A. (link to Savecedarmountain.com.)

EARTH DAY COMMITTEE ORGANIZES CLEANUP ON CEDAR MOUNTAIN AND LOCAL PARKS

Town of Newington Volunteers Participate in Cleanup to Celebrate Earth Day 2014 (Click on Link for more)

Save Cedar Mountain

 

On Thursday February 28, 2013 The Conservation Commission rejected the latest 48 home development plan (along Russell Road) submitted by Toll Brothers with a 5-1 vote; however the fate of the land is still uncertain. The Toll Brothers have submitted an appeal and the matter is currently in litigation.

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Environmentalists and town residents repeatedly rule against any and all projects involving construction for numerous reasons including the compromising of habitats on recently preserved land adjacent to the proposed development. The plan is for 48 homes to be built across the top of Cedar Mountain on Russel Road.

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(Grackle enjoys the rain water on the Marcap portion of Cedar Mt. which has been preserved by the town of Newington)

 

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Hear the sounds of life coming from the Vernal Pool- (More below)

The town dismissed the plan to remove the vernal pool in its entirety, but sadly it is said that the remaining homes are to be placed along both sides of it. See and hear for yourself why we believe so strongly in preserving the entire mountain. The sounds you hear on the videos below are heard only for one week in early spring.

 

 

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(recorded March 14, 2012)

 

"Visions of Cedar Mountain" (the book) by John Vallera has been donated to the Newington Town Library and is now part of their permanent collection. You can also view it online below:

John Vallera (click to see preview)

 

  The Newington Environmental Quality Commission held their “Walk on the Mountain” on Saturday, April 28. Volunteers hiked along the town’s newly acquired property on Cedar Mountain both to celebrate their success with preserving it and to help to remove some accumulated litter and debris.
" Our citizens can now enjoy one of Newington’s most revered pieces of property, and we can do it without trespassing” said Commission Chairperson Michael J. Fox. ”.

Save Cedar Mountain Walk on the Mountain Clean Up Walk on the Mountain on April 28 2012 Slide Show

Will there be Wildlife Rescue Agents on Hand in the event of development? If Construction Occurs, will there be wildlife rescue agents on hand? (click to expand)

Attend Town Council Meetings to bring to light your continued support for Saving The Entire Cedar Mountain. A good turnout will be necessary to validate our concerns.

Please keep tuned to local meetings for Nature's sake!

N.C.T.V..ORG. Link(click here to go to N.C.T.V.org)

Save Cedar Mountain Exhibit at the Newington Extravaganza

Save Cedar Mountain at the Newington Extravaganza (click here to view photos of the July 16, 2011 Newington Extravaganza)

 

 

Vote Yes to Save Cedar Mountain

Please be prepared to : VOTE TO SAVE CEDAR MOUNTAIN! - If the question appears on a ballot

 

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(T.P.Z. Meeting August 24, 2011)


Purchasing the property is what will stay development on the mountain and that has to be initiated by the TC. Please contact the Town Council members by making phone calls, sending emails and attending Town Council meetings. The TC meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The agenda is posted on the town web site. (Click below to connect to Newington Town Site):

http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/150/2594/13444.aspx(Town Council link)

(One of the many site plans below): While Toll representatives repeatedly tout the beauty of the project, residents continue to emphasize that the true "beauty" of the mountain will be lost forever if developers succeed.

64 Lot revised Site Plan August 24, 2011

 

Click here to view a recent commentary by John Vallera ("How to Save Cedar Mountain") suggestionthum1

 

It has been suggested that the entire span of forest (which extends from Goodwin Park, Hartford, Ct. to Cedar Street, Newington) be protected because it has remained unaltered by man for centuries and migration by countless sensitive species of both plants and animals have been situated here.

Click on image below (or link) to see more views of planned development).

 

Please Help Save Cedar Mountain. Time is Running Out!

Cedar Mt. in Fall 2010 Slide Show by John Vallera (Click on image) www.savecedarmountain.com/ picassa slide show

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SAVE CEDAR MOUNTAIN .ORG WAS CREATED TO HELP THE VIEWERS EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF THE MOUNTAIN THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY. ALTHOUGH MANY WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN AND PHOTOS TAKEN, SOMEHOW CAPTURING THE TRUE NATURE OF ITS CHARM ELUDES US. WE STRIVE TO CONTINUE TO EXPLORE THIS PHENOMENON AS WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE PROPERTY IS NOT COMPROMISED.