News of AHNA’s Green Committee
The Green Committee continues to focus its work on the implementation of our Strategic Plan goals. This includes:
Goal 1: Tree Canopy Expansion We are grateful to The Hartford Insurance Company for their grant to Knox Inc. of $40,000 to work with AHNA to do a thorough assessment of the trees in Asylum Hill. We will be hiring and training residents to do this work, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Goal 3: Conservation of the North Branch of the Park River The Green Committee drafted two letters in support of our river. The first asks the City of Hartford to recognize the significance of the North Branch in the overall ecology of our region and the importance of conservation. The second letter speaks of the damage routing the East Coast Greenway (bike path)
along the Riparian Corridor would do. The Committee recommends the Hartline Route as an alternative. These drafts will be brought to the AHNA Board, and then to a General Meeting for approval.
Goal 4: Composting of Food Scraps Green Committee member Barbara Robbins has been working diligently on this project for over a year. We thank The Hartford for a grant of $5,400 to purchase six large tumblers to place around our community for residents to compost. AHNA has also applied for a Love Your Block Grant for signage for the tumblers. Barbara is willing to arrange to pick up food scraps from businesses,schools. Contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Next Meeting of the Green Committee: March 14 6:15pm by zoom