Town officials last week endorsed a resolution designed to support the creation of a “pathway” of native flowers, shrubs and trees that form the basis of the food pyramid. The Board of Selectmen voted 3-0 to approve a resolution already adopted by the New Canaan Conservation Commission in favor of pollinator plantings as a way to improve biodiversity here. “I think that our town should be capable of being a brighter light when it comes to environmental management and open space management,” Commission Chair Chris Schipper told the selectmen at their regular meeting held April 5.
“I would also note that this effort was originally initiated when Cam Hutchins was chair of the Conservation Commission and we have followed through on those desires,” Schipper said at the meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference.
He referred to Hutchins, a lifelong New Canaanite and 1977 New Canaan High School graduate who was deeply involved in the community and was beloved by many here. Hutchins died last summer following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 62.