Governor Malloy Announces OSWA Grant Awards

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Governor Malloy Announces OSWA Grant Awards

Yesterday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the award of Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Program (OSWA) grants that will preserve 1,139 acres of land in 14 municipalities across Connecticut. Funded through the Community Investment Act and bonding, the OSWA program has helped land trusts, towns and water companies conserve over 36,400 acres of critical land since the program began in 1998. 

Congrats to all grant award recipients!

This is a big deal! Funding for the OSWA program is something we fight for every year!

After hundreds of hours of hard work, passionate discussions with Legislators, and countless meetings, the Community Investment Act remained funded this past legislative session and bond funds to help cover OSWA project costs were recently released … and land trusts and communities can conserve the lands they love.

We were only able to help make this happen with the support of partners, people, and land trusts, like you.

I’m now asking if you would consider a year-end gift to CLCC to help us support land trusts across the state and continue to champion critical programs like OSWA and the Community Investment Act

With your tax deductible gift we can make sure that land conservation remains a priority in the upcoming legislative session —and that together, we can conserve the lands that are increasingly at risk. 

Click here to make your annual gift to CLCC 

It’s an investment in your local land trust, and your community; we are there for them year-round to make sure they have the technical and policy support to be successful. 

Thank you for your continued support and best wishes for a joyous holiday season. Together, this coming year will be amazing. 

With sincere appreciation,


Amy Blaymore Paterson

Executive Director

P.S.  Read the Governor's full press release. The Community Investment Act and OSWA programs continue to deliver – strengthening the quality of life and local economies of every town in Connecticut! Before the year comes to an end, please be sure to thank Governor Malloy and your Legislators for supporting these essential programs.   

P.P.S. As a locally supported organization  we rely on you. A gift of any amount will be helpful in ensuring that CLCC can assist local land trusts to protect critical lands—and fight on their behalf for the land conservation policies and funding sources to safeguard Connecticut’s natural resources. 

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Hilltop Farm East Acquisition, Suffield - an OSWA supported project
Photo courtesy of Libby Lord - Diana Atwood Johnson OSWA Photo Contest 
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