Turning Your Ideas Into Action

Have you attended a CLCC Regional Land Trust Summit? If so, you know that these roundtables are a fun and informal opportunity to share experiences, exchange ideas, get advice and otherwise network with members of neighboring land trusts.

I love our Summits. I get to travel all over the state - with every region a showcase of beautiful and diverse landscapes. I get to visit with you - land trust volunteers and staff whose dedication and passion for conservation continue to be our inspiration at CLCC. I get to listen to you  - your conversations give us the opportunity to take your ideas and turn them into action.

Last year, at a Summit co-hosted by Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, the group suggested that CLCC create an email listserv to provide land trusts with a easy way to communicate with each other, pose questions, and exchange ideas related to their conservation work.

Fast forward 9 months, and in partnership with the talented folks at the UCONN Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), we are delighted to now offer the CT Land Trust Listserv -- the state's first conservation listserv for land trusts.

The CT Land Trust Listserv is intended for use by members of Connecticut's land trust community for discussion of land conservation, land stewardship and land trust organizational questions. In the few weeks that it has been up and running, we've already had email conversations on topics including tax exempt status of land trust properties, land management equipment, and opportunities to partner with students interested in conservation.

Give it a try! It's simple to sign up and participate. Visit the Listserv page HERE for more details on how to subscribe along with guidelines and general information. Or contact me anytime for more information at abpaterson@ctconservation.org.

Keep those ideas coming and we'll do our best to turn them into action.

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer.

With warmest regards,