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New CT Conservation Partnership Program Selected for USDA Funding

---CLCC and CT DEEP awarded more than $6.7 million       

Earlier this week, CLCC and CT DEEP announced a new public-private partnership, the Connecticut Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP). 

 

This partnership establishes a coordinated process by which land trust applicants to DEEP’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program (OSWA) may apply to the federal Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) program as a source of match funds. CCPP has been awarded more than $6.7 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

Administered by CLCC, the program components include technical support from the Connecticut Farmland Trust and Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy for land trusts applying to ALE for matching funds and a grant program to provide financial assistance to land trusts for due diligence and transaction costs. The five-year program is targeted to commence in late 2022

 

 

 

The 2020 WLCT Tidings Annual Newsletter (click on this link)

 

New WLCT Card Box in Town Hall

Donate $1 to the Trust for any cards by Tom Elliott.

(Box by Heidi Wallace)

Hawk on a WLCT post!

Great photo by Rose Wolfe!  Looks like a red-tailed hawk, taking

a break, on Seaside Avenue. 

Submit your photo to our email from a Land Trust property!

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Take a hike! In Westbrook: Town of Westbrook Site's Trail Maps of local trails are HERE.

What's scheduled?

International Coastal Cleanup 2019

Tackling the problem of trash in the ocean begins on land. WLCT members participating in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, summer of 2019 at the Westbrook Town Beach. In 2020 several beaches in Westbrook were tackled by over 20 people from throughout Connecticut.

Did you know? The Westbrook Land Conservation Trust manages 8 properties that encompass tidal wetlands?  Click on the link to learn more.

Tidal Wetland Wildlife

..needs monitoring and protecting

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