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From our team to yours

As a coalition organization, CLCC works along side Connecticut’s robust land trust community (~130—the third most in the country), as well as conservation organizations, watershed groups, municipalities, councils of government, regional conservation partnerships, and other entities and individuals committed to land conservation, addressing climate change, and building healthy, sustainable communities, for all to enjoy.

– Thank you for your partnership and all that you do to advance land conservation in your community

Bird Release Hike At Skiff Mountain South Kent Land Trust July 2021

Yaw Owusu Darko

Project Specialist
Vanessa with a raven

Vanessa Giannasi

Development Director
Staff Photo

Cristina Hayden

Operations Manager
Aaron Lefland

Aaron Lefland

Deputy Director
Emely Ricci headshot

Emely Ricci

Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow
Dog on rocks by beach

Penny Lefland

Director of Naps and Nuzzles

Charlotte Paterson

Silver Paws Program Director

Josie and Harriet Paterson

CLCC Bark Rangers