Eastern Fairfield County Group

Remington Woods Perimeter Walk. 
Nov 15th (Saturday) 12:30 pm

As in the past, we’ll walk along a portion of the Woods as it is seen from the outside looking in.
Location:Meet outside the Thomas Hooker School - the address is 138 Roger Williams Rd Bridgeport, CT 06610 (near the corner of Roger Williams Rd and East Pasadena Place)
Dupont has not planned any bus tours inside the Woods at this time, so this is a good chance to get a glimpse and talk with fellow supporters of the Woods.

On Monday Oct. 6th  Friends of Remington Woods will address the Bridgeport City
Council at Bridgeport City Hall 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport.
We will ask the City Council to inform Dupont that the Council wishes to preserve Remington Woods and does not favor destroying the Woods with development - development that should instead be sited in abandoned areas of the city.
Preceding the Council meeting, a Press Conference will be held at 6pm.
Please come and show support for saving Remington Woods, either for the Press Conference, the Council Meeting or both.
Thanks everyone!
Peter McKnight
Friends of Remington Woods
A project of the Eastern Fairfield County Sierra Group

Saving one of the World’s Rarities – Remington Woods

A Gem in the Heart of Bridgeport & Stratford

(Photo by Morgan Kaolian)

At about half the size of New York's Central Park, Remington Woods is a 419-acre forest in the heart of  one of the most densely populated urban centers in the Northeast. This unique parcel of land encompasses a 23-acre lake, hardwood forest, meadows and wetlands including vernal pools.  344 acres lie within the borders of Bridgeport and the remaining 75 acres lie within Stratford.  Virtually undisturbed since colonial times, Remington Woods is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem -- a large, isolated, contiguous, natural, urban wildlife preserve where Eastern wood turtles, night heron,
sparrow hawks, wood ducks, raptors, turkey vultures, amphibians, fresh-water fish, fox, raccoons, deer, and coyote make their home.

Approximately 25 acres of the property were used as an ammunition testing and storage site during the 1930’s and 40’s, and some environmental remediation is required, but Hammonasset State Park in Madison, a former Defense Department artillery range with similar issues, was remediated to residential standards and is now used by thousands of residents each year for recreation and camping! 

Remington Woods should become a Preserve for Residents and Wildlife

Can you imagine New York City without Central Park?  Just as New Yorkers see that incredible space as the core of its city’s spirit, future generations will see Remington Woods as a key to Bridgeport’s soul.  Remington Woods can be an important step in the rebirth of Bridgeport and an important asset for all of Fairfield County!

To learn more about saving this rare urban forest and see videos, check out:

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