Sign-on to Protect Your Public Lands in the Connecticut State Constitution

 
Dear Connecticut Land Trusts,
 
You are probably aware that earlier this year the General Assembly passed a resolution that would place a referendum question on the ballot to amend the state constitution to better protect your public lands (state parks, forests, wildlife management areas, state-owned agricultural lands, etc.).  This resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 36/Resolution Act 16-1, has to be passed a second time by the General Assembly to make it on the ballot in 2018. This is a BIG DEAL which would help ensure that public lands are not given away, sold, or traded without adequate public input.
 
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is circulating the letter below to get as many organizations and businesses to sign-on as possible.   
Getting the resolution passed again this session is a top priority for CLCC in the 2017 legislative session.
 
Please encourage your organization to sign-on and show their support for this historic opportunity to protect your public lands!
 
The letter is set forth below and may also be downloaded HERE.
 
Please let CFPA’s Executive Director Eric Hammerling know by December 15th whether your organization will sign-on: ehammerling@ctwoodlands.org.
 
With best regards,
 
 Amy
 
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Executive Director
Connecticut Land Conservation Council
16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481