Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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Outdoors for All: Equity and Access Advocacy

Room: Boger 114
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

This workshop will explore how engaging with people through principles of joy and discovery can be harnessed to create dynamic programming that includes marginalized and vulnerable communities, thus enhancing equity and access in outdoor spaces. Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) and Sierra Club will share examples of their work to improve outdoor access and equity through outings, advocacy, and youth activities. Discussing the importance of creating enjoyable outdoor experiences for everyone by emphasizing people and their humanity, participants will gain insights into how they can also leverage these pillars to create impactful programming. We encourage participants to bring their ongoing programs to contribute to an interactive session where reflections on current work can inspire ideas for making outdoor engagement more inclusive and equitable.


Jhoni Ada, Organizer, CT Sierra Club

Jovan Bryan, Community Conservation Coordinator, CT Land Conservation Council (CLCC)

Yaw Darko, Senior Project Specialist, Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC)

Jameelah Muhammad, Deputy Director of the Outdoors for All Campaign, CT Sierra Club

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust

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