Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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In December 2021, Governor Ned Lamont enacted Executive Order No. 21-3, which established within the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) a Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (CEEJAC). CEEJAC serves an…

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Christmas Tree Donations to Protect Wildlife

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Throughout January, volunteers from Southington Land Trust (SLT) have been collecting Christmas tree donations from residents. The trees will be recycled into mulch and used to create cover. Donations directly support wildlife habitat and…

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Multiple Land Acquisitions for Avalonia Land Conservancy

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Regional land trust Avalonia Land Conservancy continues to add acreage to its impressive portfolio of conserved properties in Southeastern Connecticut. In December 2023, the land trust received two donations of land and…

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Starting off Strong in the New Year!

Collection of photos from the January 2024 #LoveYourCTLandTrust issue

We’re starting off strong in 2024 with some excellent news in conservation. This month, our stories feature a student partnership with a land trust and town, a major conservation milestone,…

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Why Should You Take a Hike in Winter?

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In an article first published in the Middlebury Been Intelligencer, Janine Sullivan-Wiley, an Executive Committee Member for the Middlebury Land Trust (MLT), encourages residents of Connecticut to go for winter hikes…

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Over 1,000 Acres Conserved

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The Nature Conservancy transferred a 143-acre property along the upper portions of the Byram River to the Greenwich Land Trust (GLT) in December 2023. Expanding the land trust’s total conserved land to over…

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