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Alice and David Crosby Scholarship 2018
We are proud to announce our 2018 Scholarship winner Nicole DiStasio 

Photo: left to right: Michael Houde, CLCT President and Nicole DiStasio 2018 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 Nicole DiStasio 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.

Nicole is a Clinton Resident who recently graduated from Middletown High School Agricultural Program and will be attending Paul Smith College majoring in Sustainable Communities.


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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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The CLCT sponsored the purchase of a child-sized backpack for the Clinton Library’s Get Outdoors program. The backpack contains 2 nature cargo vests, 2 magnifying glasses, compact, waterproof binoculars, a waterproof military compass, a hand crank solar powered flashlight, 3 folding pocket guides about Connecticut wildlife, trees, and birds, a guide book to Connecticut State Parks, and laminated trail maps to local Clinton Land Conservation hiking trails. Get Outdoors and discover nature!!