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Over the past several months, SCRCOG and NVCOG have been engaging with stakeholders, municipal leaders & staff, and the public to get feedback on regional priorities for reducing greenhouse gases in New Haven County as part of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program. As we near the completion of our draft Priority Climate Action Plan, we would like to begin outlining the logistics of submitting a regional application for implementation grant funding during Phase 2 of the CPRG Program.
South Central Regional Conservation Partnership Relaunch
Past Spring Meeting, 2020.
Via: Zoom meeting
The South Coast Regional Land Conservation Alliance is happy to present Mary Ellen Lemay (Mel) as our guest speaker.
Mel is the Landowner Engagement Director for the Aspetuck Land Trust (Westport, Fairfield,Weston, Easton CT), Pollinator Pathway Facilitator for the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership, and also Member of the Connecticut Native Plants Working Group.
With over 85 towns in CT and NY in various stages of launching PollinatorPathway,this landowner outreach strategy has taken the region by storm in only 2 years.
By planting natives, avoiding pesticides, and reducing lawn, this very scalable initiative has the potential to create healthy, connected habitats for pollinators and wildlife as they move across the landscape.
The Pollinator Pathway has all the ingredients to help landowners restore biodiversity with simple action steps
We will have light refreshments courtesy of the Regional Water Association and the meeting in their headquarters, just off of I-95 for easy access.
West Rock Ridge Park Association Joins the SCRLCA
The alliance welcomes the West Rock Ridge Park Association to the SCRLCA.
WRRPA is a volunteer organization, and was started in 1974 by Dr. William Doheny of Hamden, ecologist Dr. Stephen Collins of Bethany and Mr. Peter Cooper, a Woodbridge attorney, with the express purpose of creating a state park. The Association’s main purposes were and are
to urge the state to acquire more land to complete the park and
to act as a watchdog to prevent inappropriate activities there.
The Association relies on volunteer members to maintain the seven-mile-long Regicides Trail, one of the most famous CT Blue Trails.
Middlesex Land Trust Joins the SCRLCA
The alliance is happy to add Middlesex Land Trust to our group; adding an other strong and active Land Trust from our region that encompasses 7 towns!
Since 1987, the land trust has been dedicated to the preservation of land for all to enjoy. Working in Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield, Middletown, East Hampton, Portland and Haddam Neck, they currently own and manage more than 1,000 acres in 52 preserves.
Visit the trust for more information at: middlesexlandtrust.org
Presented at our 2019 Fall Meeting:
Regional Water Authority Water Source Protection Presentation