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Protecting and Restoring Riparian Areas – Rivers’ Natural Protection

The Gateway Commission joined with the UConn Center for Land Use Education and the Rivers Alliance of CT to present a workshop on riparian (streamside)…

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50th Anniversary Reception at CT Audubon

A reception to celebrate the Connecticut River Gateway Commission’s 50th anniversary was held on August 3rd on the grounds of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary…

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Hannah Stella

CLCC Award Presented at Gillette Castle

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)…

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General Assembly Official Citation

Governor and General Assembly Recognize Commission’s 50th Anniversary

On May 2, 1973, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a historic land use bill entitled,”An Act Concerning the Preservation of the Lower Connecticut River” to…

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Connecticut Capitol Building

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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