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  • Trail use in March, 2020 was up dramatically over March, 2019, so how did trail use do in April and May? Read the new CT Trail Census report to find out ...
  • See highlights from Trails Day sites with the leaders who know them best.
  • Find a new place to explore on our online directory. Every day is Trails Day in 2020!
  • 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.
  • Explore the outdoors!
    Stuck indoors with the kiddos? Get outside every day with CFPA's Tree School! CFPA 's Tree School is a FREE online program for families who have children in grades Pre-K through 5. Receive a daily email with fun outdoor activities!
  • “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.
  • Over 50 community groups meet at CFPA's Community Room each year (some multiple times), and we are sorry to have to close it to slow the spread and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on all of us.
  • CFPA's Executive Director is facilitating public meetings on Forests and Climate Change that are taking place between January - June, 2020. If you would like to be "in the room where it happens," you can join remotely.
Find out CFPA's plans to grow the "CFPA Tree" over the next 3 years. You can help by being part of CFPA's canopy, trunk, and roots. We invite you to read the new Strategic Plan here.
In this issue - From the Statehouse, Creating A Conservation Legacy, DIY Trails Day 2020, Another Way of Seeing, Star Koan, A Love of Laurels, and Climate Change in the Classroom. All this and much more!
Find a new place to explore on our online directory. Every day is Trails Day in 2020!