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Since its founding in 1895, CFPA has worked with legislative and community leaders at the Municipal, State, and Federal government levels to establish and protect strong conservation laws for Connecticut.

CFPA is only successful when you get involved by learning about issues and making contact with your legislators.

If you would like to become part of CFPA’s Conservation Public Policy Team, join our email list, and/or contact CFPA's Executive Director, Eric Hammerling, via (860) 346-TREE or ehammerling@ctwoodlands.org.

Amending the constitution is the only way to protect Connecticut's State Parks, Forests, and other public lands from being sold, swapped, or given away without an open, public process. Take action today!
CT State Capitol
The 2018 General Assembly passed SJ 35 with the vote margin required to place this issue on the statewide ballot on November 6th. Learn more here.
The Passport to the Parks was included in the FY 2018-19 State Budget passed by both chambers of the CT General Assembly. Find out more.
View of Heublein Tower from Auerfarm SP
A group of interested citizens has formed the Friends of Auerfarm Scenic Reserve (FASR) to promote and support public activities at Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve in Bloomfield. How will you get involved?
Every year since 1897, CFPA has laid out its legislative and policy recommendations for the CT General Assembly. Read this story to get an overview of our 2018 recommendations with links to additional information.
Freedom of Speech - Normal Rockwell
More than 135 organizations have joined forces to ask the CT General Assembly to pass a Resolution to place a proposal on the ballot to amend the CT constitution to protect your public lands.