A Lot to Smile About

Last week we convened CLCC's "Exploring the Spectrum of Alternative Land Trust Management Models", a discussion facilitated by consultant Sharon Danosky and hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation

With heavy rain and miserable traffic, I had pretty low expectations for a good turn-out. 

Yet, one-by-one, they filed into the room. Twenty-five representatives from land trusts in the region and beyond came ready to think outside the box, share ideas, and learn from each other about ways to collaborate and combine forces to strengthen their organizations and advance conservation in their respective regions. 

I had a lot to smile about!

This was the last CLCC workshop of 2015 -- the culmination of a series of training & education programs focused on building the individual and collective capacity of the land trust community to save and enhance the state's natural heritage and resources. The evening was interesting, energizing and a lot of fun -- a terrific way to close out a pretty amazing year.

Thanks to you, in 2015 we offered land trusts more services and technical assistance than ever before, convened an annual Conference that broke records in all respects (including inches of snow), and, despite some of the worst challenges to the state budget in recent memory, we protected conservation funding and helped pass pro-conservation bills at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.  (2015 Year in Review HERE)

Thanks to you, we will continue to ensure that members of the Connecticut land conservation community, like the folks who packed the room last week, have the support, services and leadership they need to be strong and viable organizations to help achieve their conservation goals. 

Thanks to you, we have a lot to smile about!

On behalf of the CLCC Steering Committee, thank you again for your partnership, dedication and support. 

We wish you a lovely holiday season.

With warmest regards,