On Tuesday, August 13, Tom Tyler, Director of the Connecticut State Parks & Public Outreach Division of DEEP, will discuss the Centennial Celebration of Connecticut State Parks at the Old State House in Hartford.
Tyler will discuss how a small group of businessmen and naturalists recognized a need to preserve Connecticut's special places from industrialization, formed the State Park Commission and began saving some of Connecticut's most beautiful places for public enjoyment.
Following Tyler's talk, he will be joined by Dr. Eugene Leach,
Professor Emeritus, Trinity College and Mary Rickel Pelletier, of the
Hartford Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission for a panel discussion
about parks, forests and amusement parks. Diane Smith, the Connecticut Network's Senior Producer for Program Development, will moderate the program.
The program starts at Noon and is free to attend.
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