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Clinton Land Conservation Trust
Protecting your natural resources

OUR 2016 Alice and David Crosby SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
  Emily Popp, a recent Morgan graduate, won the Alice and David Crosby scholarship for $1000. The check is being presented to her by Mike Houde the president of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, while her parents Nancy and Jeffrey smile with great pride. Emily plans on studying biology at Skidmore College. The annual scholarship is given to a Morgan graduate who plans to study science in collegeSee 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.


Presidents Comments
     October 19, 2015
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.
           
           
I was reading an article recently about how the planet is now in the “age of the humans,” meaning that the population of the human species has grown so rapidly that we are now the major force affecting the natural world. In 1953 there were approximately 2.5 billion people on the planet. By the year 2050 that number will have more than tripled to 9 billion. Every life sustaining resource that our environment provides—air, water, food, forests—and all life on the earth will face increase pressure from human activity.
 
            Here in Clinton the big news for the CLCT this past year was the purchase of the Weiss and Loveday properties. As mentioned earlier, the purchase of this open space involved collaboration between the Trust, the Town of Clinton, the Water Company and many private donors. On a local level and on an international level, we have reached a point in human development where in order for people to thrive, the natural world must thrive as well. It can’t be one or the other. It can’t be one at the expense of the other. They both must thrive together. The Town leaders, boards and commissions need to embrace this concept. The Weiss and Loveday purchase is a good first step in that direction.
            The CLCT, its members and dedicated volunteers all advocate for our natural world right here in Clinton, and by doing so they advocate for all life on the planet. That is no small thing.
 
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Respectfully submitted,  Michael J. Houde    President of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.    

  Thank you to Mike Gregor of Affordable Tree Experts for removing a dangerous tree from our Peters Woods parking area
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Contribute to The Clinton Land Conservation Trust through your purchases on Amazon!

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you are prompted to select a charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the CLCT.
 
Example
I bought this kid’s digital camera for my son today
I paid $33.99
Amazon keeps $33.82
CLCT gets .17 cents

 
This is a small amount, but it all adds up. Key is getting folks to actually use it. Costs nothing, and lets them donate to a good cause...

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