On February 13, CLCC joined the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, a multitude of regional and statewide co-hosts, and a crowd of other conservationists, in a celebration of the recently enacted permanent conservation easement tax incentive as well as funding victories for LWCF and Highlands. (More HERE) Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Representative Elizabeth Esty were in attendance and shared their thoughts on these historic achievements as well as topics ranging from pollinators to the proposed Great Thicket NWR to brownfields to legislation to provide more support for land trusts (hooray!).
Photo credit: Mackenzie Demac, Community Liaison, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
L.to R.: Sean Robertson (Land Trust Alliance), Bill Arnold (Kent Land Trust), Amy B. Paterson (CLCC), Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy.