Camp Sloper is "one of Southington's gems," according to a Connecticut state lawmaker, and that's why he's glad the town just got $500,000 to keep it that way.
That's what state Rep.
Christopher Poulos, a Democrat, says was included in the recently approved, bipartisan, two-year state budget, which was passed by the state House on Tuesday, the Hartford Courant reports.
That money will go toward continuing a dredging project at the 143-acre summer camp, which Poulos says he himself used to swim and hike in as a kid.
The project to remove tons and tons of silt from Sloper Pond, which is used by 4,500 kids each summer, "has many positives," Poulos says, per Patch.com.
"It's an environmental remediation project, it's a youth development project, and it's a community pride project."
The Southington YMCA, which runs Camp Sloper, says the project, which is expected to cost $3.6 million, will improve the pond's habitat for wildlife and plant life. Read the Entire Article
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