Posts Tagged ‘ CT Audubon ’

Fellowship to help CT Audubon Society bring climate change educate to schools

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
Eckman being honored with the Tamar Chotzen Audubon Educator of the Year award during a meeting of the National Audubon Society Board of Directors at Audubon's Corkscrew Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, Jan. 29, 2011. The prestigious award, named for a pioneering Audubon education leader, has been bestowed annually since 2006. It recognizes outstanding commitment, professionalism and accomplishment in Audubon conservation education.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s education director, Michelle Eckman, has been selected as one of 26 recipients of a prestigious international fellowship to develop a climate change curriculum for high school freshmen in New Haven, with a goal of expanding the curriculum to high schools throughout the state.



Bolinsky, CT Audubon Voice Support for Preserving CT Open Space

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

One of the key issues has been that when the state acquires conservation land, the land is not truly protected – the state, at its discretion, can sell or transfer or swap the land, or it can use it for something other than conservation. There have been at least three proposals in recent years to do just that. All three were beaten back but not without the expenditure of a lot of time and effort on the part conservationists.



CT Audubon names new president

Aug 28th, 2013 | By

Alexander R. Brash, a longtime conservation leader and Connecticut resident with an extensive record of success managing non-profits and government agencies, has been named president of Connecticut Audubon Society.



CT Audubon Appoints New VP and Exec Director

Aug 5th, 2013 | By

Stewart J. Hudson of Madison, CT has been named vice president and executive director of Audubon Connecticut. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story from Greenwich Patch.



CT Audubon report looks at decline of insect-catching birds

Feb 23rd, 2013 | By

Concerned with the dramatic decline of 17 species of birds that nest in Connecticut and eat only insects caught while flying, Connecticut Audubon Society is calling for a multi-agency program of research and assessment along with immediate remedies such as cuts in pesticide use and the creation of man-made nesting sites.

The recommendations and action plan are contained in the Connecticut State of the Birds 2013 report, “The Seventh Habitat and the Decline of Our Aerial Insectivores.”



Governor signs open space law

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

Connecticut residents who are concerned about conservation have reason to be optimistic this week.

Governor Malloy signed a new law on Friday — Public Act No. 12-152, An Act Concerning the State’s Open Space Plan — that requires Connecticut to devise a formal strategy for protecting open space, and to update it every five years. That’s good news because Connecticut’s official goal is to protect 21 percent of the land in the state, and it’s obviously easier to reach a goal if you have a plan for getting there.



Opposition Increases to a Bill That Would Allow Cell Towers in State Parks

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council announced this morning that, like Connecticut Audubon Society, it is opposed to a bill in Hartford that would allow cell towers to be built in state parks. The Council is a coalition of land trusts, statewide conservation and advocacy organizations, town conservation and open space commissions, garden clubs and private

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Sacred Heart, CT Audubon to restore Stratford Point Coastal Habitat with LIS Futures Fund grant

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

The grant, which was announced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Long Island Sound Study at a ceremony at the Peabody Museum in New Haven on Friday, will be used to develop a plan to restore coastal habitat at Stratford Point. In the early 1900s, the coastal bluff was removed and the tidal marsh was ditched and filled in during subsequent decades. Stratford Point became home to Remington Arms Gun Club in the early 1920s. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Birds Report: In ‘Connecticut State of the Birds 2011’ report, concern about forest land

Mar 6th, 2011 | By

When the colonists settled here, they cut down the trees to build homes. But the forests grew back. In the 1700s, the growth of farming brought more trees down. Again, the forests came back as farming declined from 1840 to 1940.

But the forests are no longer growing back, and that’s a major concern of the Connecticut Audubon Society in its “Connecticut State of the Birds 2011.”



Black-throated Gray Warbler spotted in CT

Dec 12th, 2010 | By

The state has been unstoppable when it comes to very rare birds since the White-tailed Kite showed up on August 1.