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January 4, 2023

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 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Commission member Misha Semenov-Leiva will present a talk at the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library. Misha will share simple site lighting design changes that can reduce impacts while promoting safety.

Part II of the event will take place at Trail 53 Observatory located in Lyme on Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00 p.m. with Alan Sheiness of the Lyme Land Trust.

While the events are free, registration is required.

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