Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Primer on State Funding Sources

1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room: South College
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) offer a number of grant programs and services to assist land trusts in protecting natural and working lands. Participants will learn about the details of these opportunities. Topics will include CT DEEP’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition and Urban Green and Community Garden Grant Programs. DoAg will provide info on the Farmland Preservation Program, Farmland Restoration Program, CT Farmlink, Farm Viability Program, and new Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Program. Bring your questions and come learn about what we can do together!


Brian Florek, Chief Surveyor, CT DEEP

Rich McDermott, Appraiser, RP McDermott & Associates, Inc.

AliRose Grabarz, Agricultural Marketing and Inspection Representative I, CT DoAg

Amy Blaymore Paterson, Executive Director, CT DEEP

Jamie Sydoriak, Environmental Analyst, CT DEEP

Clcc Handclap

“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”

- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust

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