NORWALK, Conn. – Friends of Oak Hills Park is taking its battle against destruction of the woods at the park to the Internet.
The group’s new website is designed to inform citizens of news pertaining to Oak Hills and the status of efforts to save the woodland area from being clear cut for a proposed driving range. It features photos of the area in question and a video of a winter walk through the woodlands, along with news and information.
The website address is http://www.oakhillsfriends.org/
The Friends of Oak Hills Park was originally formed in 1999 to fight against a plan to build a driving range in the unspoiled woodland area on the southeastern edge of property, according to a press release from the group. That plan was eventually rejected by Mayor Alex Knopp in 2002.
When a new plan was proposed in 2013, the group picked up the fight to preserve the open space, the release said, by attending meetings, writing letters to media outlets and local politicians, and gathering signatures for a “Save Oak Hills Woodlands” petition.
The group also sponsors weekly nature walks led by naturalists every Saturday morning throughout the year.
“If you live in Norwalk or any of the surrounding communities,” the release said, “you can help save these woodlands by visiting our website, emailing us, signing our petition, and writing letters to Nancy on Norwalk, The Hour and local politicians.”