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Rivers & Coastal

A Unique And Mighty Regional Ecosystem

Photo: Old Saybrook Land Trust

The Lower Connecticut River 
19 Town Trail Challenge

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 November 1, 2022 to December 31st 2023

All proceeds will benefit a stewardship fund dedicated to the care of the preserved land of the lower Connecticut River land trusts and communities.

A REMARKABLE CONSERVATION COMMUNITY WITH A PLAN
AND THE CONVICTION TO CARRY IT FORWARD

The Land Trust’s Alliance, Standards and Practices have been adopted as the LCRLT guiding principles.

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Explore

 

Land Trusts of the Lower Connecticut River Valley offer plenty of spaces to relax, exercise, and connect with nature.

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Steward

 

Contribute your skills and interests to further conservation, environmental education, and help care for beautiful preserved properties.

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Preserve

 

Acquisition of land for conservation purposes is critical to protect our River Valley's great natural places.

The Mission of the Lower Connecticut River Land Trust is to conserve, study, steward, and promote the unique values and scientific significance, natural and working lands, and historic, ecologic, cultural, and scenic resources of the communities of the lower Connecticut River Valley Region.

Events and Information Sessions

Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC)

CONNECTICUT LAND CONSERVATION CONFERENCE

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

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News & Announcements

Governor Lamont Announces $7.5 Million in State Grants To Preserve 1,013 Acres of Open Space and Renew Green Spaces in Urban Areas

3 of the Region's Land Trusts Awarded: 

Town: East Haddam
Project Name: The Saunders Property
Sponsor: East Haddam Land Trust
Grant: $198,250
Total Area: 68.88 acres
 

Town: East Hampton and Portland
Project Name: Meshomasic’s Rattlesnake Brook Preserve
Sponsor: Middlesex Land Trust, Inc.
Grant: $364,000
Total Area: 147.4 acres
 

Town: Killingworth
Project Name: Duffy/Greer Property
Sponsor: Killingworth Land Conservation Trust
Grant: $78,000
Total Area: 24 acres

Melvin Woody Lower Connecticut River Conservation Award 2021

Recipient Janet Stone, Deep River Land Trust

A member of the Board of Directors for more than 30 years, Janet is a Research Geologist Emerita with theU.S. Geological Survey, where she specializes in compiling geologic maps of glacial sediments in southern New England, especially in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She is the first author of the Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin, among many other geologic publications. In the process of producing numerous geologic maps, Janet has become proficient in GIS mapping techniques and now uses these tools to produce accurately located property boundary maps and trail maps for the Land Trust. Janet was also a member of the Deep River Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commission for many years. She has a deep commitment to the protection of the Earth’s natural environment and preserving the special landscapes of the lower Connecticut River valley. She has lived on Huckleberry Drive in Deep River for 32 years.

Janet Stone : Rock On - Article by Rita Christopher, ZIP06.com