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  • Join CFPA on Wednesday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for an exciting program on protecting trails, connecting to the outdoors, and experiencing Connecticut’s quickest Annual Meeting. Learn more and register by 12/13 here.
  • Whole sections of some of the most beautiful trails in the state could be blocked. It could happen at any time. Donate now to the CFPA 2021 Annual Fund and keep the beautiful trails we love unbroken. Click to learn more about Blue-Blazed Forever.
  • Connecticut Woodlands, Fall 2021
    Read about an inspirational father-son team, managing the Mattatuck Trail, conservation heroes protecting public access to trails, and more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
  • Looking for a CT Certified Forester to help you plan for the future of your forest? Overwhelmed or underwhelmed by what you are finding online by yourself? CFPA provides a forestry services directory and additional resources here that should help.
  • Gender equity in the outdoors helps all genders, not just women.
  • CT DEEP's Recreational Trails & Greenways program received a boost from the Governor of sorely-needed bonding to continue investments in recreational trails statewide. Learn more here.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • We've updated our Blue-Blazed Trails Hiking Challenge with new categories and prizes- check it out, challenge yourself and be inspired.
CFPA Trail Closed
Donate now to the CFPA 2021 Annual Fund and keep the beautiful trails we love unbroken. Click to learn more about Blue-Blazed Forever!
Connecticut Woodlands, Fall 2021
Read about an inspirational father-son team, managing the Mattatuck Trail, conservation heroes protecting public access to trails, and more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
We've updated our Blue-Blazed Trails Hiking Challenge with new categories and prizes- check it out, challenge yourself and be inspired.