Burr Pond State Park in Torrington CT

Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, Connecticut. (Wikimedia Photo)

Several Connecticut state senators say they hope to amend the state constitution to better ensure protection of state-owned forests, parks, farmland and other conservation lands, according to an article on TheDay.com.

“What we’ve seen is that properties we thought were preserved and protected forever may not necessarily be so,” state Senator Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, said during a news conference last week announcing the initiative.

Witkos said he will sponsor a bill that will be introduced when the General Assembly convenes February 3. State Senators Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, and Art Linares, R-Westbrook, plan to co-sponsor the measure, which is being supported by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, the Friends of Connecticut State Parks and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, among other groups.

Read about a proposed constitutional amendment in Connecticut to protect state parks and forests.