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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.

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.
Since 1897, CFPA has published annual recommendations on Connecticut's forests, parks, trails, and other conservation issues. Learn what CFPA is fighting for at the State Legislature here.
Maybe Money Does Grow on Trees?
If "it's the right thing to do" isn't enough of a reason for you, your town, or your state to protect forests, parks, and trails; here are some reports on how protection benefits Connecticut's economy.
Since January, 2018, the Passport to the Parks has opened State Parks up for more people every year. 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?
President Theodore Roosevelt on the stump
Providing testimony on bills introduced in the Legislature is one of the best ways to ensure a conservation voice will be considered on critical issues. Review the various issues on which CFPA provided testimony right here.