The deadline for the Appropriations Sub-Committee addressing the DEEP budget which includes Kensington Hatchery is this Wednesday April 1st. If any of the committee members represent your town, you are encouraged to phone or email them directly, even if you have already submitted testimony to the entire committee. Please see the link below for Sub-Committee members and phone or email them if you live in a town they represent. The hatchery must survive this step in the process if it is to remain alive. Ask your friends in these towns to also contact their reps.
Here is a link to the list and contact information on flyaddict: http://www.flyaddict.com/forums/showthread.php?10694-Critical-Hatchery-vote-scheduled-for-next-week
A little help, please?
I was forwarded this a few minutes ago. These are the words of Bruce J. Rich, President, CT Fly Fisherman’s Association:
“The deadline for submitting testimony regarding the Public Hearing on DEEP’s budget is Monday March 2, 2015. Note that “testimony” does not mean you wish to speak. Testimony can be in written form only and sent via email to (SC’s words: please cut and paste this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the Subject Line write: Testimony to Appropriations Comm. for the March 2, 2015 Public Hearing on Hatchery Funding
Note that the committee prefers to receive email testimony as an attachment to the email, preferably in pdf form (although MS Word form should suffice).
Attached is my updated testimony in pdf form which you may use all, or part of, in your message. Just be sure to replace my name & address with your own. Note that your message can be very short, but it’s important at this time to get as many people as possible writing to support keeping Kensington Hatchery operational.
Don’t squawk later, get busy now.”
“My great, great grandaddy came from the Kensington Hatchery.”