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Westport Accepts Tree from Sustainable CT

Post Date:10/31/2019 3:00 PM

First Selectman Jim Marpe, Tree Warden Bruce Lindsey, Director of Parks & Recreation Jen Fava, Operations Director Sara Harris and Sustainable Westport member Dawn Henry accepted the gift of one Pacific Brilliance Oak tree and accompanying plaque at Machamux Park on October 28.  The tree and plaque was gifted to the Town of Westport from Sustainable CT in recognition of its sustainable community certification.

 Westport is one of the first Connecticut municipalities to achieve certification as a Sustainable CT community.  The town met high standards in a broad range of sustainability accomplishments to qualify for the prestigious Bronze Certification.

 About Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that supports and recognizes sustainability action by Connecticut communities, was launched last year and announced its first group of certified towns this week.  In its application for Sustainable CT certification, Westport demonstrated significant achievements in actions in nine sustainable impact areas ranging from thriving local economies and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and diverse housing. 

 For more information, visit www.sustainablect.org

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