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Resources from An Invitation to Join Writing the Land

11/5/21 – Writing the Land is a collaborative project between land trusts and artists to help raise awareness for the preservation of land, ecosystems, and biodiversity. The program helps poets “adopt” a conserved property, partnering them with a land trust for the calendar year.

Poets visit the properties and create poems inspired by the land. At the end of the year, the poems are published, with a chapter featuring each participating land trust.

This session, features Writing the Land Director, Lis McLoughlin, and Kathy Kremins, a seasoned Writing the Land poet, who will share her experience and lead the group through an exercise to get in the creative writing mindset!

Writing the Land develops Interactive Maps to feature their land trust-poet collaborations throughout the country, each year (some even include poetry recordings!). Explore featured lands from 2021 and featured lands for 2022 

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Fall 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.

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Sample Signage

CLCC’s sign collection includes example signage for land trusts and other conservation and trail organizations.  If you have helpful signage to share, please contact Cristina at chayden@ctconservation.org

For additional (non-CT) samples visit WeConservePA’s sign gallery:  https://gallery.conservationtools.org

For CT COVID-19 Sample Trails Signage click here.

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COVID-19 Sample Trails Signage and Preserve Use Guidance

As part of CLCC’s virtual programming, Conserving Land by Staying Connected and to continue to be responsive to the needs of Connecticut’s land trust community, a compilation of documents, resources, and recordings of previous programs have been included below to best serve land trusts and conservation organizations at this time.

Video & Social Media Engagement

5/28/20 – CLCC’s Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow, Katharine Lange presents how to create videos that will help your land trust’s social media platforms pop. In this session, learn how to take a quality videos using your smartphone, cover some of the accessible video editing platforms out there and provide information on how to make the most of sharing these videos on your Facebook and Instagram pages.

Watch the recording and access the resources from this workshop.

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Communications – Land Trust Alliance

Connecting with People

What do you want to see happen? Whatever your vision, to achieve it, you’re going to need people on your side. People who love the land. Who act. Who give. Who vote. And to engage with people, you need to communicate.

There is increasing pressure to convert land, and land trusts need to swell the ranks of allies and supporters to meet these growing threats.

CT Land Conservation Council Workshop: Let’s Recalibrate with Judy Anderson

4/23/20 – Judy Anderson of Community Consultants discusses and answers questions about fundraising during a pandemic. Topics include maximizing your social media presence, how to craft a compelling, timely message to your membership base and the opportunities surrounding #GivingTuesdayNow.