Here's an excerpt from CLCC's letter to the Governor:
The OSWA program truly is the backbone of land conservation efforts in Connecticut. Rarely a day goes by without my fielding at least one question from a land trust or town regarding the OSWA program. These inquiries relate to pending or prospective conservation projects in every part of the state.
The land conservation community is anxiously awaiting the announcement of the 2015 grant awards and is assembling their next projects in anticipation of the 2016 grant round. When OSWA projects close, entire communities celebrate.
To those of you who sent your letters, THANK YOU! Your testimonials describing what these programs have meant for land conservation in your own communities are powerful and compelling.
With warmest regards,