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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 colleagues Denise Savageau (CT Association of Conservation Districts), Robert Lafrance (Audubon Connecticut), and Alicea Charamut (Rivers Alliance…

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Reflections from Summit on Land Use in Connecticut

CLCC recently hosted our 3rd Annual Winter Summit, focusing this year’s event on Land Use in Connecticut: Connecting Grasstops to…

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Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council

In December 2021, Governor Ned Lamont enacted Executive Order No. 21-3, which established within the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)…

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Christmas Tree Donations to Protect Wildlife

Throughout January, volunteers from Southington Land Trust (SLT) have been collecting Christmas tree donations from residents. The trees will be recycled into…

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Multiple Land Acquisitions for Avalonia Land Conservancy

Regional land trust Avalonia Land Conservancy continues to add acreage to its impressive portfolio of conserved properties in Southeastern Connecticut. In December…

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Starting off Strong in the New Year!

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

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Fully Handicapped Accessible Trail at the Barnes Nature Center

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut “This trail will provide a great opportunity for those of all ability levels to go…

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Taking This Simple Step Could Mean Big Opportunities

Powerful legislation in Connecticut requires water companies—the second-largest owners of open space in the state—to give land trusts a head…

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Why Should You Take a Hike in Winter?

In an article first published in the Middlebury Been Intelligencer, Janine Sullivan-Wiley, an Executive Committee Member for the Middlebury Land Trust…

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Over 1,000 Acres Conserved

The Nature Conservancy transferred a 143-acre property along the upper portions of the Byram River to the Greenwich Land Trust (GLT) in December…

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