Upcoming Info Sessions: DEEP Open Space & Community Garden Grant Programs

Attention land trusts, towns, community garden leaders and other landowners!

In October 2014, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the agency was accepting applications for grants to assist municipalities, land conservation organizations and water companies with the purchase and preservation of open space lands, or to construct, improve, or restore a community garden/urban green through the State of Connecticut Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program (OSWA) and Urban Green/Community Garden Initiative.  Applications are due March 1, 2015.

Is your organization working on an application? Do you have questions about the application process? Or do you have a project in mind and want to learn more about the programs?

Please join the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, the UCONN Extension Sustainable Food Systems and Master Gardener Programs for a public information session featuring staff from DEEP's Office of Constituent Affairs/Land Management. Information will be provided about eligibility for both programs and the items needed to submit a complete application. Bring your questions! With application deadlines fast approaching on March 1st, these Q&A sessions are a great way to learn more about the details that make applications succeed. 

Two Sessions To Choose From!

Two lunchtime sessions will be offered. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Session 1
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
12:00 - 2:00pm
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481
Session 2
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
12:00 - 2:00pm
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Sage Hall Room 24
205 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
These sessions are free but RSVP is required. Please contact CLCC Executive Director Amy B. Paterson at abpaterson@ctconservation.org or UConn Extension Sustainable Food System Educator Jiff Martin at jiff.martin@uconn.edu.