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Two CLCC Staff Members in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC

2024 Advocacy Days – Staff Reflection and Recap

At the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC), we recognize the power and importance of conservation advocacy at the local, state,…

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A Continued Commitment to Collaboration – The South Central Regional Land Conservation Alliance

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) has always been at the forefront of fostering connections and collaboration within Connecticut’s land…

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Fall foliage scene in the mountains

CLCC Leaders Summits: A Tale of Two Gatherings

As a convenor for land trusts across the state, CLCC recently hosted two summits for leaders of Connecticut’s land trusts…

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Two CLCC staff accept award from 2 CT RC&D representatives

CLCC Accepts Award from CT RC&D

Last week, on behalf of CLCC, Amy and I were honored to receive the 2023 Linda B. Krause Award for…

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A Regional Approach to Collaboration – Relaunching the South Central Regional Land Conservation Alliance

One of the things I love most about working in Connecticut’s conservation community is the willingness to collaborate and work…

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Group of board members announcing land trust merger

Introducing the Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy

When land trusts conserve natural or working lands in their communities, they make a promise to protect that land in…

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Washington Monument in the spring at a park

2023 Advocacy Days – Staff Reflection and Recap

Two of the most important aspects of advocacy are connection and empathy. The joining of these two nurtures a space…

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Open space green preserve with hills in the background on a partly cloudy day

CLCC brings $750,000 to CT Land Trusts for Climate Smart Land Management

Earlier this week, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council received some exciting news – after an incredibly competitive grant selection process,…

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Reflecting on the 2023 Summit on Housing and Conservation

“Collaboration between oil and water topics, spiced up, can make a good dressing for green pastures!” – Pat Hackett, Salisbury…

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Board Visioning – Taking a Step Back

When big changes happen at a land trust, many boards find it helpful to step back from the day-to-day, and…

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Group shot of CLCC's land trust president's summit participants

A Return to In Person Networking

The past two months have been a whirlwind of activity for CLCC’s Conserving Land by Staying Connected program. Through multiple…

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Seaside Sounds for Environmental Justice – a community power-building festival at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park….

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