Posts Tagged ‘ state parks ’

State parks in Killingly, Pomfret, Thompson and Eastford to celebrate 100 years of existence

Jul 7th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut State Parks and Forests system is gearing up for the culmination of its centennial anniversary celebration this summer. More than 8 million people visit the 139 parks and forests annually, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Attendance will rise now that the July Fourth weekend, typically the weekend that kicks

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The state parks are dying for more resources, invest in them

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s state parks and forests are not only good for the body and the spirit, they help the bottom line. A 2011 study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis found that outdoor activities on state lands support nearly 9,000 jobs in the state and have an economic benefit of more than $1 billion a

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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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CT State Parks and Forests Have Positive Economic Impact: Study

Dec 10th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s state parks and forests offer numerous outdoor recreation activities that are part of what makes Connecticut a special place to live – and a new study concludes they are also good for the economy.

The DEEP has released an extensive analysis conducted by UConn’s Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis showing that outdoor activities on state lands have an economic impact of more than $1 billion a year. The $1 billion represents the amount spent by state residents and visitors on a variety of outdoor activities including camping, boating, fishing and hunting.