Land Trusts are Doing Incredible Things And You're a Part of That!

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to celebrate with you the incredible things the local land trusts, all over Connecticut, are doing and ensure we empower them to continue that important work in the coming year. 

You are a big part of their success when you support the  Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC).

As all-volunteer groups or small staffed organizations, we are just a phone call away when a land trust wants to know how to conserve a parcel of land, enhance its community outreach, address nonprofit financial issues, or provide training for new board members and/or volunteers.

The trainings, strategy sessions, coaching, mentoring, and technical resources we offer are made possible through the generous donations of people like you.

Your tax-deductible gift will help your local land trust get the training and support it needs to be successful. You’ll also be helping a state-wide effort to ensure that land conservation programs in Connecticut remain a priority and receive the resources necessary to help protect the special places we care about.

In short, your gift to CLCC will be helping to:

Conserve special places that define our communities

Keep our water and air clean

Protect local food and our agricultural heritage

Ensure that wildlife have the places they need to thrive

And provide open spaces to run around and have fun!

As the state’s land trust service center, CLCC serves your local land trust to help make your community's conservation dreams become a reality.
That means we are here to serve you and carry the land conservation community’s voice and face in state government, facilitate and guide our Annual State Land Conservation Conference and other educational programs, and convene regional discussions to solve problems and share knowledge and experience.
Land conservation is as strong as Connecticut’s land trusts and you can help make sure that your land trust, and all the land trusts in the state, continue to grow and thrive. 
Thank you for your holiday membership gift.  Because of your generosity, more land trusts in Connecticut will be able to conserve, care for, and celebrate local land conservation.
Best wishes to you and yours for a joyous, nature-filled holiday season. 

Amy Blaymore Paterson, Executive Director
P.S. Don't forget to circle March 18 on your new calendar and watch for announcements about our 2017 CT Land Conservation Conference, coming in the New Year!


Photographers (From Top to Bottom): With the Bolton Land Trust at Heritage Park, Bolton, CT - Amy B. Paterson; Manchester Land Conservation Trust Risley Park, Manchester, CT  - Gordon W. Paterson; Wintonbury Land Trust Lisa Lane Farm, Bloomfield, CT - Amy B. Paterson;  John the Wood Turtle, Barkhamsted, CT - Deborah Simon; and Bottom, Smyrski Farm Preserve, New Milford, CT - Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust.  Thank you!