Posts Tagged ‘ CFPA ’

Shelton Regains a Trail

Jan 15th, 2014 | By

Shelton’s “Blue-Blazed Trail” just officially got six miles longer. A vote by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) officially restores the Paugussett Trail from Indian Well State Park south through the Shelton Lakes area to Buddington Road, and increases the total length of the trail to about 15 miles, said Teresa Gallagher, a Shelton

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The Blue Trails are now online and interactive!

Oct 30th, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a devout hiker of the Blue Trails or a walker looking for a local escape, our new interactive trail map will help you plan your outing before your boots hit the trail.

October Happenings at the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

October Happenings 2013 To Be At The Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail   Artist Talk & Reception: Friday, October 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain   Exhibit: September through November 2013 at Nine venues, in CT and MA   Renowned photographer Barbara Bosworth spent

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State forests have economic benefit

Jun 12th, 2013 | By

The New England Trail, a trail that runs from the shore of Connecticut, through Middlefield and Durham and north to the New Hampshire/ Massachusetts border has potential to be more than a string of blue-blazes through the woods. The two men said if there were places to camp, and other lodging along the trail, it

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What are your plans for CT Trails Day Weekend?

May 30th, 2013 | By
Trolley Trail, Stony Creek (photo: cjzurcher)

There is no shortage of fun outdoor activities planned for this coming weekend–267 registered outings to be exact, in 153 towns on over 575 miles of trail. The largest National Trails Day celebration in the nation!

Governor to withdraw Glastonbury firearms practice facility proposal

May 15th, 2013 | By

A note from Connecticut Forest and Parks Association Executive Director Eric Hammerling states: At a meeting of the Glastonbury Town Council May 14, it was announced that the town expects the proposal for the State Police Firearms Practice Facility to be withdrawn by the Governor.  Your calls and emails made a difference! Hooray!! Despite this

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May Connecticut Forest and Parks Association Events

May 3rd, 2013 | By

Read the newsletter online here. Eastern Mountain Sports Club Day Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 Connecticut EMS Stores Take advantage of your CFPA member benefit and stop by a Connecticut EMS store to receive 25% off EMS gear and 20% off all national brands. Just present your CFPA membership card when shopping at

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April CFPA events

Apr 8th, 2013 | By

CFPA Demonstration Garden Workshop Friday, April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)   All are invited to come learn about and consider joining a group of volunteers that will re-design, install, and manage an outdoor teaching environment at the CFPA headquarters. The focus will be low-maintenance, wildlife-oriented gardens that highlight the beauty of CT’s

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January CFPA Happenings

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

January Happenings 2013 Help Us Get a CT Trails Day Weekend Event in Every Connecticut TownDEADLINE: Friday, February 1   The 2013 Connecticut Trails Day Weekend may not be until June 1 and 2, 2013, but the time to register your event is now. 2013 marks the 21st year that CFPA has coordinated this statewide

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Upcoming CFPA Happenings

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut Trails Weekend Event Registration is Open DEADLINE: Friday, February 1   Time flies while you’re having fun! It’s time to start planning the 2013 Connecticut Trails Weekend (June 1 and 2, 2013). 2013 marks the 21st year that CFPA has coordinated this statewide event. Our goal is to feature at least one event in

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CFPA October Happenings

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

2012 PLT CT Workshop: Environmental Experiences for the Young Child Wednesday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic   Attention educators of children ages 3-6 years of age, please join us for an interactive education workshop. Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood includes over 130 experiences

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CT Forest and Park Association Upcoming Events

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Flame Thrower Demonstration Sunday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)   Join CFPA and the Haddam Land Trust as we team up to demonstrate the safe and effective use of backpack flame torches for use in trail maintenance and controlling invasive species. This event is FREE to the public. Due to the

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June Happenings for the CFPA

May 31st, 2012 | By

June Happenings 2012 CT Trails Day Kickoff, Open House, and Highlawn Forest Trail Dedication Friday, June 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield) Join CFPA, the president of the American Hiking Society, the U.S. National Park Service, state legislators, REI, Eastern Mountain Sports, The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association, and the sponsors of

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CT Forest & Park Association Sponsors Photo Contest

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) located in Rockfall is sponsoring an amateur digital photo contest open to members and the public. For more on this story, visit: CT Forest & Park Association Sponsors Photo Contest – Killingworth-Durham-Middlefield, CT Patch.

CFPA Seeks Land Conservation Director

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) is a member-based, nonprofit conservation organization established in Connecticut in 1895. CFPA’s mission is to protect forests, parks, hiking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. Position Summary The Land Conservation Director is responsible for implementing CFPA’s land conservation programs. This is

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Land Steward Training Workshop Dec. 3 | CFPA

Nov 16th, 2011 | By

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., CFPA will host a Workshop for volunteers interested in becoming CFPA Land Stewards. CFPA will provide training on how to conduct basic monitoring of conservation lands. CFPA owns properties or holds conservation restrictions on approximately 2,000 acres in Connecticut. Many of these properties are

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Land Deal Protects 530 Acres In Willington, Mansfield

Aug 18th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Forest & Park Assoc. (CFPA) along with the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Willington First Selectwoman Christina Mailhos, Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson and State Representative Bryan Hurlburt announced a land conservation deal that preserves over 530 acres of forest land and hiking trails. “Connecticut’s natural environment is an important part of our character and charm

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