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Lights Out Bill

Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law Public Act 23-143 intended to mitigate light pollution’s harmful effect. The “Lights Out” bill, as it was termed, specifies…

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Looking southeast across the Ayers Point new acquisition toward Hyde Creek marsh.
Judy Preston, Ayers Point

Critical Funding for an Important Coastal Property in Old Saybrook

On June 13th, 2023, the Old Saybrook Land Trust gathered with members, friends and supporters to celebrate their latest land acquisition: an eleven-acre parcel containing…

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glow of night lighting from a town on the Connecticut River

Public Hearing on New Lighting Standards

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Connecticut River Gateway Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the adoption of proposed standards regarding lighting. Interested parties may appear…

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Commission Awarded at CLCC Conference

The Connecticut River Gateway Commission has been honored by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council with a“2023 Excellence in Conservation Award.” CLCC recognizes organizations and individuals…

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beautiful starry nights can be put at risk by light pollution

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

Alan Sheiness, of the Lyme Land Trust, will present Part II of an event on light pollution on Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00 p.m. at…

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Map with property identified with an outline

Commission Supports Haddam Land Trust Property Purchase

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…

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Commission 50 Anniversary
Tom Gezo

Key Dates to Recognize During the Connecticut River Gateway Commission’s 50th Anniversary

In Connecticut, the first signs of organized opposition to the idea of the National Park came from the town of Lyme where fear was expressed…

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light from the towns and residents seen on the shoreline
Misha Semënov-Leiva

New Standard Addresses Light Pollution

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…

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section of bridge close up
Connecticut River Rail Bridge by Greg Futoma

Connecticut River Bridge Replacement

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…

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Lower Connecticut River Land Trust

Lower Connecticut River Land Trust Hiking Trail Challenge

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…

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