Welcome to Autumn!
With fall foliage expected to be especially beautiful this year, it’s a great time to showcase your land trust and community preserves, trails, parks, and other greenspaces for all to enjoy, including your elected officials.
Inviting your legislators for a visit gives you a chance to talk about the property and discuss priorities including:
- How much state open space funding means to your land trust and community’s conservation efforts—and how we have an opportunity to leverage it with millions in federal funds.
- The importance of local forests, wetlands, working lands, and other nature-based climate solutions to Connecticut’s efforts in addressing the climate crisis.
In a few weeks, CLCC is launching our annual series of Conservation Conversations—site visits that bring together land trusts, state legislators, and their communities across regions in Connecticut to highlight local conservation success stories.
Please join us!
With the state not on track in meeting its open space goals nor its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, land trusts play an essential role in advocating for local and sustainable solutions to these issues and in ensuring that land conservation efforts are embraced by communities everywhere.
With no time to lose, let’s get outside and speak up for the places that sustain us all.
P.S. If you are interested in hosting a Conservation Conversation with your legislators this year or next, contact Sylvie Boucher, CLCC’s new Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow. She’ll work with you to make it happen!