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. This land surrounds and protects the Weiss and Five Fields wells aquifers that provide over one  million gallons of extremely pure water a day. The protection of these properties will help ensure a high water quality of these important public water supplies. Moreover, both of these properties provide links and greenways for wildlife and humans alike
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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. .

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

1. Student applicant must be a resident of Clinton and a graduating high school senior.

2. Student must be accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning that he/she plans to attend within one year of secondary school graduation.

3. Candidate must show evidence of a demonstrated commitment to the environment.

4. Applicant's stated academic goals must be focused on the environment (e.g., botany, silviculture, environmental law of ournalism, forest resource management, ornithology, etc,).

5. Application/addenda shall be received by the CLCT Scholarship Committee in a timely manner.




WHEN AND WHERE TO APPLY  Use this Form

Send application and all pertinent documents no later than May 1st 2015:

CLCT Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 121
Clinton, CT 06413

Award decision will be made by June 1. The successful candidate will be informed of the Scholarship Committee's selection within seven days.


Presidents Comments
     October 22, 2014
I would like to take this opportunity, as I do each year, to extend our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who have given their time to help the Board achieve its goals over this past year. We couldn’t do all we do without your help. Thank you.
           
            It has been an incredible year for the Trust. On December 19, 2013, Lucy Elliot signed over to the Clinton Land Conservation Trust 17.13 acres of land behind her property that borders the Indian River. Lucy’s ancestors negotiated the purchase of this land from the Mohegan Chief Uncas and his two sons in the Colonial Era. With this gift to the Trust, the land will be preserved in its present state as a meadow for the people of Clinton.
 
            Additionally, the Trust is pursuing the purchase of the Weiss and Loveday properties in the northwest corner of town near the Hammonassett River. This land surrounds and protects the Weiss and Five Fields wells aquifers that provide over one  million gallons of extremely pure water a day. The protection of these properties will help ensure a high water quality of these important public water supplies. Moreover, both of these properties provide links and greenways for wildlife and humans alike.

     Read the whole report... Click here
   
Respectfully submitted,  Michael J. Houde    President of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.    
Clinton Land Conservation Trust
Protecting your natural resources
Dana Skidmore and her 9 Counselors spent one week with over 50 campers during 2014's Ecology Camp. The weather cooperated all week and the campers enjoyed exploring the Clinton Town Beach for 3 days and woodland habitats for 2 days. They spent time beach seining for fish & shrimp, tide-pooling for green crabs and asian shore crabs,  and they also explored the salt marsh habitat and loved catching fiddler crabs! Campers learned to identify osprey, cormorants, terns, egrets, herons and the different species of seagulls flying overhead. During their time spent at Peter's Memorial Woods, they explored stream beds and vernal pools and were very excited to catch many red "efts" ; the larval stage of a red spotted newt. They compared the woodland bird songs and enjoyed their discoveries of toads and salamanders. Lastly, while exploring the Indian River, the campers caught a Northern water snake and a musk turtle. Environmental skits as well as environmental running games (King Crab) were played each day and lots of fun was had by all

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.

 

Next CLCT Events

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Our Next Work Date will be: 

Saturday
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WHEN  :  10.00am to 12:00am
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All volunteers are welcome.                                                                                                  fbyrne@snet.net
  

                                                                         

Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 121
Clinton, CT 06413

 
Thank you  for your help in promoting our community events.


 

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.

For more information Contact Frank at fbyrne@snet.net

 

Clinton Land Conservation Trust sponsors 4 Pierson Students to attend Bushy Hill Nature Camp.

 
Clinton Land Conservation Trust sponsors 4 Pierson Students to attend
Bushy Hill Nature Camp for two weeks during the summer.
This year's winners are:
From left to right
Camryn Smith, Maddie Tuccitto, Sierra Innamorato, Jahayra Lopez
      We wish them a memorable, life-changing experience this summer!   Read More...

 
 

 Clinton land trust gets 18 acres in heart of town
  CLINTON >> About 350 years after her ancestors acquired the property, Lucy Elliot has donated some 18 acres bordering the Indian River to the Clinton Land Conservation Trust.

 The property is viewed as without rival in the town’s historic district for its size and natural beauty, offering uplands and wetlands that follow the rivers meandering course to Clinton Harbor.     read more