Senator Boucher Offers Congratulations to Wilton “Tree Steward”

May 16, 2009

Senator Boucher congratulates Pat Sesto at the Wilton/Norwalk tree festival held at Cranbury Park

See Senator Boucher’s letter to Pat Sesto below:

Dear Pat:

On behalf of the Connecticut General Assembly, I want to congratulate you on being named our town’s “Tree Steward.” It is just one of the many wonderful titles you so justly deserve as a protector and educator of our environment.

In your 16 years of dedicated service to the town of Wilton and the state of Connecticut, you have been a tireless advocate and steward for the preservation of our natural resources. The generous giving of your time and talents to the community has substantially increased public awareness of the intrinsic value and beauty of trees, which has generated an environmental consciousness in our community.

As a perfect example of your work, today we celebrate the first annual Wilton and Norwalk Tree Festival. A two town collaboration to honor and educate residents about tree preservation would not be possible if not for your leadership as Wilton Director of Environmental Affairs. From saving open space to restoring natural habits, you have been, and continue to be, a champion for environmental initiatives.

In addition, I will always be grateful to you for your successful efforts and partnerships in maintaining and enhancing the beauty and quality of life of our community.

You have earned our community’s and our state’s gratitude and respect, and we look forward to being the recipients of your enormous talents and skills for many years to come.


Toni Boucher
State Senator