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  • Volunteers work on the new Metacomet Turnpike in Farmington.
    Our volunteers were heroes in 2020. Read about their accomplishments throughout a challenging year!
  • The Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3) has published its top recommended near-term actions for Forests and other working and natural lands in 2021-2022. Read on for the top priorities for Forests.
  • A 3.4 mile extension of the Quinnipiac Trail in Prospect has been opened! Get a map & learn more about this project.
  • Education Director Beth Bernard stands with members of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT and Windham Middle School Principal, Marcus Ware.
    CFPA’s 125th Annual Meeting was Tuesday, November 10th and featured Dr. Marcus Ware, Principal of Windham Middle School. Go here to see the video recording of the event.
  • After 9 public meetings, 20 presentations, and over 130 public comments, the Forests Sub-Group of the GC3 released a Final Updated Report on CT Forests and Climate on November 6th. Read it here.
  • 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.
  • Green Fall Pond, Pachaug State Forest.
    CFPA provides COVID-19 safety tips and resources, updates on your State Parks and Forests, and links to activities you can participate in safely.
  • “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.
New England Trail 2020 Annual Report
Read about the successes on the New England Trail in 2020.
Cockaponset State Forest Sign
Check out our newest self-guided program! Start your first Hike & Seek today.
Connecticut Woodlands, Winter 2021
Read about urban mushers, the afterlife of leaves, and more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!