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Creek and forested area at Dismal Creek Preserve

Reflecting on the 2024 Legislative Session: Moving Forward Together

The 2024 legislative session, which ended on May 8, brought major disappointments and quiet victories, reminding us of the ongoing…

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Connecticut State Capitol

TODAY! Ask your Senator to Speak up for Nature!

Just days left to pass bills with nature-based solutions Greetings! With just days left in the legislative session, we need…

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Great blue heron in the water with a lot of lily pads

Connecticut’s Increasing GHG Emissions Call for Urgent Legislative Action: The Role of Nature-Based Solutions in Climate Strategy

Have you seen DEEP’s latest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory? The findings show Connecticut’s GHG emissions are increasing, and further reductions…

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People with umbrellas walking outside during a heavy downpour

Resilience Amidst the Storm: Celebrating a Shared Commitment and Dedication at the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Reflecting on our recent Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, I’m struck by the powerful imagery in this photograph captured by a…

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Connecticut State Capitol

Conservation Advocates: Speak up for Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Your Testimony is Needed by Thursday (3/7) at 3pm We urge you to participate in the upcoming Environment Committee public…

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Creek and forested area at Dismal Creek Preserve

CLCC Announces New Code of Conduct for Programs and Events

February marked another step forward in our commitment to fostering a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment within the Connecticut Land…

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CLCC executive director with 3 additional colleagues representing other conservation organizations

Advocating for Nature: A Pre-Legislative Session Journey with Environmental Leaders

Over the past six months, in preparation for the 2024 legislative session, I have engaged in meaningful discussions alongside my…

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Butterfly outside on leaves

CLCC Team Looks Back and Plans Ahead

As an annual tradition, I asked the team to reflect on some CLCC highlights from 2023 at our final staff…

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Stone wall in t he woods with fallen autumn leaves

The Impact of Land Conservation in Northwest Connecticut

Have you seen Conserving Northwest Connecticut: Adaptive Strategies for Accelerating the Pace of Conservation? It’s a new report prepared for the Northwest…

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Group of pumpkins arranged outside

Local Action in Land Conservation Amid Climate Uncertainties

The news headlines have been tough to read. Globally, nationally, and right here in New England. They make me anxious….

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CLCC Executive Director standing behind the CLCC table at an event

Land Trusts: Vital Partners for a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

September felt like the good old pre-COVID days: I was on the road almost daily – meeting with land trusts, legislators,…

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CLCC executive director Amy Blaymore Paterson and her family kayaking on a sunny day

Nature in its Purest Form

I’ve just wrapped up a fabulous summer staycation with my family, including two grandkids under three and a half years…

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