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August 11, 2023

CLCC Award Presented at Gillette Castle

Hannah Stella
Amy Patterson, CLCC Executive Director, Suzanne Thompson, Gateway Commission Chair, and Commission Members receiving Conservation Award

On a beautiful summer day overlooking a scenic stretch of the Connecticut River from the viewpoint of Gillette Castle, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) presented the Gateway Commission with its “2023 Excellence in Conservation Award.”

Amy Patterson, Executive Director of CLCC, in her remarks cited the Commission’s 50 years of work in preserving the “natural and traditional river way scene” that attendees admired from the castle, and the Commission’s role in conserving over 1,000 acres of land in the Zone in cooperation with land trusts in each of the eight member towns.

State representative Devin Carney (23rd District) and Irene Haines (34th District) also presented the Commission with and Official Citation from the General Assembly during the ceremony. It was signed by the Senate President Pro Tempore, the Speaker of the House and the Secretary of the State.

The congratulatory citation recognizing the Commissions 50 years of service was co-introduced by Sen. Martha Marx (20th District), Sen. Norm Needleman (33rd District) and Rep. Christine Palm (36th District), in conjunction with Representatives Carney and Haines.

The 2023 Excellence in Conservation Award was first announced at CLCC’s Annual Conference held on March 25, 2023 at Wesleyan University, Middletown. CLCC then planned presentations for various award recipients at locations within their service areas.

2023 Special Award for Excellence in Conservation from the CT Land Conservation Council to the Connecticut River Gateway Commission

2023 Special Award for Excellence in Conservation

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