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Connecticut River Gateway Commission Publications & Other Resources
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Land Conservation Partnership Examples
The Gateway Commission has a history of partnering with nonprofits, towns, and family landowners to protect land.
The Commission can offer protection strategy insights and even tangible assistance.
Lords Cove Partnership
The Connecticut River Gateway Commission was a key partner in a broad coalition to eradicate Phragmites in Lords Cove, a scenic offshoot of the Connecticut River in Lyme.
Gateway Commission History
A History of Chapman's Pond and Its Preservation
Chapman Pond in East Haddam, CT, was an important preservation success. The Connecticut River Gateway Commission played a key role in assisting its purchase by The Nature Conservancy.
Author Stephen R. Gephard wrote what has been described as a “real cliffhanger” outlining the many twists and turns that led to the property’s conservation. His story was published in “Connecticut Woodlands,” a publication of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association in 1982/83.
Connecticut River Gateway Commission Donates $5,000 to "The Preserve" Fund
The Commission financially supported “The Preserve’s” creation in Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook. From 2014 Old Lyme “Events.”
A Perspective from Over a Century Ago
Read about the Zone’s “charming scenery” from a 1906 newspaper point of view. In the unknown journalist’s words, “the prettiest part of the valley, in the opinion of nearly all who are thoroughly familiar with it, is from Middletown south to Saybrook.”
What We Lose When It Is Never Night
Science Magazine — The ecological effects of light pollution.
February 17, 2023 / Volume 379, Issue 6633
Light Pollution is Skyrocketing
Insights in Science Magazine — Data from citizen scientists reveal a worrying growth in light pollution over the past decade.
January 20, 2023 / Volume 379, Issue 6629
Dark Skies and Light Pollution
The International Dark-Sky Association offers eBrochures on night lighting and crime; the effects of light pollution on our health and that of wildlife; and how light pollution wastes energy and money.
Please contact the Association directly for brochures in Spanish, French, Italian, and Arabic.
A Shared Commitment to the River
The Connecticut River Gateway Commission, a regional “compact,” is comprised of two appointed members from each of the eight member towns, four “regional” members appointed by RiverCOG and a representative of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Commissioner.