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  • 39% of DEEP's employees overall and 45% of the Environmental Protection professionals who manage Parks and Forests are likely to retire by July 1, 2022. What is DEEP going to do? Step one is to take care of seasonal workers.
  • Make your mark on Connecticut’s woodlands, become a Master Woodland Manager!
  • Seems strange that a State Park would need to be protected. After all, it's a State Park right? That may usually be the case, but Seaside State Park in Waterford does need your help.
  • Volunteers work on the new Metacomet Turnpike in Farmington.
    Our volunteers were heroes in 2020. Read about their accomplishments throughout a challenging year!
  • A 3.4 mile extension of the Quinnipiac Trail in Prospect has been opened! Get a map & learn more about this project.
  • Photo Credit: Michael Swirzewski
    Looking for a less crowded place to hike? Here are some tips and tricks from CFPA staff to help you find a safe place to get outdoors.
  • “Social distancing” is a prudent way to avoid the spread of a virus, but “social isolation” indoors is a recipe for depression and anxiety, and the best antidote can be a walk in the woods on a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail.
Connecticut Woodlands, Spring 2021
In this issue - Learning to Live with Bears, Youth on Fire, Death, Decay, and Spectacular Beetles, and Seeing the Forest for the Trees. All this and much more!
Cockaponset State Forest Sign
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This online tool makes hike planning for the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System a snap. Locate trailhead parking and check out the latest trail notices here.