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  The Board of Directors of the
Clinton Land Conservation Trust

Cordially invites you to celebrate
The 50th Annual meeting  of the Clinton land Conservation Trust

To be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library
On Tuesday October 17th at 7.00 pm
 Following a brief business meeting, Todd McLeish, A Natural History author has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 20 years. He will be speaking about; Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife. Todd will introduce the remarkable lives of the rarest and most endangered wildlife in New England, from birds and beetles to whales and sharks. He will take his audience along on an entertaining first-person journey as he collects biopsy samples from humpback whales, gets attacked by marauding seabirds, observes the metamorphosis of rare dragonflies and tracks the movements of the second largest shark in the ocean. His talk is based on two books he has written.
 This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
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Clinton Land Conservation Trust
Protecting your natural resources
Alice and David Crosby Scholarship 2017
We are proud to announce our 2017 Scholarship winner Juliana Ragonese 

Photo: left to right: Michael Houde, CLCT President and Juliana Ragonese 2017 Winner


The Alice and David Crosby Environmental Scholarship
The Alice and David Crosby Environmental Scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Alice C. Crosby, who was for many years Chairman of the Clinton Board of Education. Subsequently, Alice's husband, David Crosby, a former CLCT Board member and graduate of the Yale School of Forestry, was added to the name of the scholarship. Alice and David Crosby became members of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust in its early days and remained active in its programs and projects throughout the rest of their lives. The scholarship is a $1,000 grant awarded each year to a Clinton graduating senior planning to pursue an education in a field related to the study of or preservation of the environment. .

The Clinton Land Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that Morgan senior Juliana Ragonese has been awarded the Alice and David Crosby $1000 Environmental Scholarship.  The Scholarship was established in Memory of both Mrs. Crosby, a longtime Clinton resident who served on the Board of Education for many years and Mr. Crosby who was a member of the Board of Directors of the CLCT.

Juliana graduated from The Morgan School and will be attending Stony Brook University majoring in Environmental Design, Policy and Planning.


 Dana Skidmore and her Counselors spent one week with over 50 campers during 2017's Ecology Camp. The weather cooperated all week and the campers enjoyed exploring the Clinton Town Beach and woodland habitats. We hiked the red trail, yellow trail and parts of the blue trail at Peter’s Woods, we explored the vernal pool there, the campers found green frogs, bull frogs, wood frogs, juvenile salamanders, juvenile red spotted newts and lots of dragonfly larva. We even spotted a garter snake sunning itself. While hiking, the campers identified different tree species, mountain laurel, poison ivy and woodland bird calls.
   Ecology Campers explored the low tide at the Town Beach. They have been taught that many crabs take shelter under logs, rocks and seaweed and they were gently searching under these things to see what they can find. Environmental skits as well as environmental running games (King Crab) were played each day and lots of fun was had by all  read more...

The Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. was founded in 1967 by concerned citizens as a private, non-profit organization chartered by the State of Ct. The purpose and functions of the Trust according to its Certificate of Incorporation are:

1 ) To promote the Preservation of natural resources of the Town of Clinton, including water resources, marshland, swamps, woodlands and open spaces, and unique scenic and historic sites.

2 ) To promote the study of local natural resources and to inform and educate the general public with respect thereto.

3 ) To acquire property by gift, purchase, or otherwise, and to hold and use it to carry out the above-stated purposes.

Monthly CLCT Work Project
On the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of every month, CLCT Volunteers meet at 8:am at various sites to work for two hours to maintain and improve CLCT Properties in town.  Continue to check this site to obtain the specific date for each months work date and information.
          We'll be doing more trail clearing so folks should bring the usual - loppers, hand saws, hand pruners, gloves, etc.

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