Today, friends of Connecticut state parks will gather at the state Capitol to lobby legislators to reconsider a 100% increase on state parks entrance fees.
The costs doubled on October 1 under a proposal passed last session by the Legislature and Governor Rell. What does that mean for you? If you frequented popular shoreline parks like Hammonasset in Madison, you'll pay $20 per car. Inland parks, a fee of $14 up from just $7.
That's not sitting well with park advocates including Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of the CT Park and Forest Association.
WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil reached him by phone.