State Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford) will be joined by Speaker of the House of Representatives Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) for a tour of Silver Sands Park and Walnut Beach prior to the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) first informational meeting to discuss improvements planned for Silver Sands Park.

"Speaker Sharkey understands the concerns voiced by my constituents and has agreed to join me for a Silver Sands Park/Walnut Beach walk-around Thursday before the meeting starts, and for a chance to field questions from local media," Rep. Rose said. "I am hopeful that the planned informational meeting will be beneficial to our residents and to DEEP."

Rep. Rose said she has been working closely with DEEP, local officials and residents to ensure concerns from residents are taken into account before the plan moves forward.

The officials will meet at Silver Sands today at 4:30 p.m.

DEEP's informational meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m., today (Thursday, Sept. 24) at Milford's City Hall.