Your generosity allows CFPA to thrive and protect Connecticut's forests, parks, and trails. You are amongst a select group of 2,000+ leaders (listed in the downloadable PDF below) who contribute to benefit the quality of life in Connecticut, and we greatly appreciate your support.
You are the vanguard of Connecticut conservation. Here are only some of the accomplishments you made happen in 2015:
- Today's Land and Tomorrow's Legacy: A Vision for Conserving Connecticut was launched
- We built the new 1.5 mile Hibbard Trail at Whitney Forest
- Five new miles of the Mattatuck Trail in Warren were opened and blazed.
- The Burlington gap in the Tunxis Trails was closed and the trail is now continuous from Bristol's Marsh Pond to the Massachusetts border.
- Volunteers built or repaired 26 bridges
- 174 participants in 35 work parties worked on the trails
- 225 Trails Day events were hosted in 132 towns
- 210 partnering organizations coordinated events
- 3,966 teachers and adult learners attended 244 education programs
- 40 landowners, land trusts, and educators experientially learned about the sound management of CT's forests by attending the CT Forestry Tour and the Coverts Project Seminar
- CFPA completed a timber harvest on the Whitney Forest in Lebanon, improving 84 acres of woodland habitat for wildlife.
- Over 268 volunteers gave 23,874 volunteers hours in 2015
- 15 different training sessions were held for 188 volunteers
- CFPA's Headquarters was home for 183 meetings hosted by 32 organizations
- CFPA actively worked with the legislature and other conservation groups in the legislative process. Here are a few examples from 2015:
- Council on Environmental Quality saved from the chopping block
- State Recreational Trails and Greenways Funding boosted
- Four proposals to give away State Forest, Park, and Wildlife Management Area lands defeated