Save The Rock - And Our Water

Dear Canton, Simsbury and Avon, CT residents,

The Canton Planning & Zoning Commission is expected to close its public hearing on Jan. 19 on a development that could degrade public health, contaminate drinking water, negatively impact residents’ quality of life, and will remove a portion of the iconic TRAP ROCK RIDGE  on Rt. 44 at the eastern entrance to Canton.

If you live on any of the 40+ streets near 9-15 Albany Turnpike, YOUR WELL WATER COULD BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED  AND YOU NEED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTEST THIS BLASTING / DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL.

A developer is asking to blast and remove 118,450 cubic yards of trap rock, a massive quarrying operation that will take 1-1/4 YEARS, 6 DAYS A WEEK.

The blasting will take place only 1,500 feet away from the federally-designated Swift Chemical Superfund  site, and within the aquifer that provides drinking water to residents of 40+ streets.

It is imperative that Planning & Zoning Commissioners are aware of the risks to drinking water from this proposal. To do so requires an analysis by a hydrogeologist and Licensed Environmental Professional.

If your drinking water may be at risk, or if you simply care about protecting the health of residents in this vicinity, please contribute to hiring such an expert.

C.A.R.E. (Canton Advocates for Responsible Expansion, Inc.) is a 20-year-old grassroots, non-profit, smart growth advocacy group run entirely by volunteers.

For every $1 donated, C.A.R.E. will donate $2.

ACT NOW:

Contribute to hiring a hydrogeologist and Licensed Environmental Professional.

Get informed about the proposal.

Write to the P&Z Commission c/o Town Planner Neil Pade at [email redacted]

Attend the Jan. 19, 7 pm public hearing on Zoom (the link will be posted a few days prior on our website ).

THE DEVELOPER'S VISION:
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Donations

  • SUSAN OLSON 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Kristina Oswald 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Stephen Philbrick 
    • $250 
    • 4 d
  • correy tucker 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
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Canton Advocates For Responsible Expansion 
Organizer
Canton, CT
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