Rep. Lavielle will speak at next meeting of Wilton Land Trust

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m., in the Rimer Room at Wilton Library. The public is invited.

Ms. Lavielle will focus her comments on the renewable energy and environment legislation coming up in the General Assembly’s current legislative session. She is  ranking member of the Commerce Committee and serves on the Appropriations, Education and Higher Education Committees.  She has long advocated for protection of municipally owned open space. A member of the Wilton Land Conservation Trust and the Aspetuck Land Trust, she was a founding member of the Norwalk River Valley Trail steering committee and has served on the Wilton Energy Commission.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust has some 350 members in town and is responsible for more than 100 preserves totaling more than 800 acres. Its most recent achievement has been joining forces with the town of Wilton to preserve 39 acres of Keiser family property on Seeley and Cannondale roads via conservation easement.

Questions may be addressed to Land Trust President Bruce Beebe, b_beebe@sbcglobal.net.