Salisbury, CT, Residents Oppose “Wild & Scenic” Designation for Housatonic

Housatonic River, photo Wikipedia.
Housatonic River, photo Wikipedia.

Litchfield County Times: The Housatonic River Commission (HVC) is working to obtain a National Parks Service “Wild and Scenic” designation for a 40-plus-mile stretch of the Housatonic River, which has drawn some area support but also a local petition seeking that it remain under local control.

Concerned residents expressed their opposition to the proposal at the Salisbury Board of Selectmen’s April 7 meeting, claiming that “such a designation would lead to increased exposure and the consequent adverse effects of over-use,” according to a letter to the editor this week from resident Kevin McGrath, who noted that the petition, signed by 93 residents, supports this viewpoint.

Read more about the opposition to a wild and scenic designation for the Housatonic River by Salisbury residents.