Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Yes! Your Land Trust Can Lobby

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room: Boger 115
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

Land trusts are important participants in land conservation advocacy, including promoting town open space bond initiatives, participating in public hearings before land use commissions, commenting on state and federal policy initiatives, and engaging their legislators on issues critical to their work.

Yet, as more land trusts get involved with advocacy, questions arise concerning what is legal or not under IRS regulations for non-profit organizations. This session will clarify how land trusts can comply with the federal/state lobbying regulations, while successfully influencing land conservation policies and initiatives.


Katharine Lange, Policy Specialist, Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

Amy Blaymore Paterson, Executive Director, CLCC

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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