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  • Join us on June 5 & 6 to celebrate CT Trails Day with 170+ events. Our online event directory is live- see what's new for Trails Day this year!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “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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Join us on June 5 & 6 to celebrate CT Trails Day with 170+ events. Our online event directory is live- see what's new for Trails Day this year!