Commission Supports Haddam Land Trust Property Purchase

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The Connecticut River Gateway Commission voted at its February 23, 2023 meeting to provide $5,000 to the Haddam Land Trust to assist in its pending purchase of the 8.1 acre Kaye parcel on the east side of Saybrook Road, just south of Route 82 and the Beaver Pond. The Haddam Land Trust was the sole…

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New Standard Addresses Light Pollution

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Excessive night lighting has been shown to affect our health and dramatically harm nature, and have a devastating effect on wildlife, especially on birds. Light pollution is an increasingly important issue as night skies over the Connecticut River and tributaries/coves are becoming more and more obscured by excessive exterior and interior lighting. New housing proposals…

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Learn about Light Pollution and Its Impact on Health and the Environment

beautiful starry nights can be put at risk by light pollution

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s Annual Conference will be held on March 25, 2023 at Wesleyan University, Middletown. The Gateway Commission will present a workshop discussing how the issue may be addressed from a regulatory, architectural/design and educational perspective. A two-part event on light pollution is scheduled this spring. In Part 1 on May 3rd…

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Connecticut River Bridge Replacement

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The Connecticut River Bridge, first built in 1907 between the towns of Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, is scheduled for replacement. A new modern and resilient moveable bridge will improve safety, reliability and trip time. The bridge serves the Northeast Corridor main rail line and is used by Amtrak’s intercity service, the Shore Line East…

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Lower Connecticut River Land Trust Hiking Trail Challenge

Lower Connecticut River Land Trust

Take the trail challenge. Can you hike in 19 different towns through the end of 2023? The Lower Connecticut River Land Trust, in partnership with local land trusts and towns, challenges you to hike as many trails as you can in the Lower Connecticut River Region that are located in or that pass through our…

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Old Saybrook Land Trust Working to Protect a Vital Tidal Wetland


The Old Saybrook Land Trust reached an agreement in August 2022 to purchase 11 acres of land on Ayers Point for $297,000. The Connecticut River Gateway Commission, considering the importance of the land’s preservation, voted unanimously to provide the land trust with up to $60,000 in funds to match those raised by a local campaign.…

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