“I love what the land trusts do. It is one of the most important investments we can make.” – Governor Ned Lamont
On June 25, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council hosted the 2021 Excellence in Conservation Awards Ceremony at the East Haddam Land Trust’s Hidden Valley Farm Preserve in Moodus.
Joined by guest speakers Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Connecticut State Conservationist Thomas Morgart, Senator Norman Needleman (33rd District), and Representative Stephen Meskers (150th District), CLCC recognized and celebrated the substantive contributions to land conservation by the East Haddam Land Trust, the Greenwich Land Trust, and Gwen Marrion of Bolton Land Trust.
Said Commissioner Dykes, “As we celebrate these incredible champions…my challenge to everyone is to think about who else you can enlist. That’s how we continue to build on the strength of our commitment and our values here in Connecticut of protecting these special places.”…
Top Photo: (L. to R.) Peter Govert (East Haddam Land Trust), Gwen Marrion (Bolton Land Trust), Governor Ned Lamont, Will Kies (Greenwich Land Trust) (credit: Ralph Chappell)