Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Leigh Youngblood

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Leigh Youngblood

Interim Executive Director
Gather New Haven

Leigh has worked in community conservation since 1990 with municipal, land trust, state, and nationwide programs, including co-founding the precursor to the TerraCorps AmeriCorps program in 2008. Leigh served on the Land Trust Alliance’s 16-member Conservation Defense Advisory Council from 2018-2022. Leigh’s professional interest now is applying principles of collaboration and interpersonal neurobiology to antiracism practices. Gather New Haven’s mission is to promote health, equity, and justice through its six interrelated programs: community gardens, farms, farm/nature-based wellness, growing entrepreneurs, nature preserves, and Schooner Day Camp.

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