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4th District Congressman Jim Himes has taken a bike tour across Western Connecticut.  His goal was to highlight the cycling and pedestrian infrastructure improvements that are included in the Congressional bipartisan infrastructure package.  He also stopped at places with family activities heading into the Labor Day Weekend. 

One of his first stops was to Shaggy Coo’s Farm in Easton. He was  joined by local and state officials, including Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman and Connecticut Transportation Chairman State Representative Roland Lemar, State Representative Anne Hughes and State Senator Will Haskell. 

He then stopped briefly at Rocky Glen State Park in Sandy Hook with local and state officials to hear from DEEP Deputy Commissioner Mason Trumble about how families can enjoy the outdoors at Connecticut’s many state parks. Visitation at state parks has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Himes also visited Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust in Woodbury with the First Selectman.  The nature sanctuary serves as a teaching campus for children and adults to explore fields, meadows, forests, wetlands and more. 

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