Posts Tagged ‘ The Nature Conservancy ’

TNC in Connecticut Announces New Chairman and Additions to Board of Trustees

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut announced a new chairman and new members of its Board of Trustees. The new chairman of the Board is Allen Rosenshine, of Lyme. A member of the Board of Trustees since 2007, Rosenshine replaces John Levinson, who served as chair for three years and will continue to serve as vice

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The Connecticut River subject of Garden Club of Hartford’s annual meeting, Nov. 5

Nov 5th, 2013 | By

The Garden Club of Hartford Invites the Public to Learn More about New England’s Iconic Connecticut River Kim Lutz, Connecticut River Program director for The Nature Conservancy, will talk about the river’s past, present and future in a program at Hartford Public Library.    Flowing 410 miles from the northernmost reaches of New Hampshire to

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TNC Report Addresses Protecting Coastal Communities from Climate Change Impacts

Oct 24th, 2013 | By

The Nature Conservancy prepared the report by request from The New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding to undertake a project evaluating the role of nature and natural infrastructure in protecting communities from some of the impacts of climate change. The community of Howard Beach, Queens, was selected as a conceptual model for the project because this neighborhood, hit hard during Sandy, is low-lying and densely populated. Although Howard Beach was used in the analysis, the study methodology is applicable to coastal communities across the City and around the globe.



Scientists work to preserve the Connecticut River

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Three scientists at TNC — Rose Paul, Kathryn Kennedy, and Kimberly Lutz — are front and center in considering the Connecticut River, making sure all the components of biology and ecology, as well as usages for recreation and energy, are measured in what’s best for the river. And that’s key to creating a model of

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Newly Protected Land along Five-Mile River in Connecticut Helps Link Protected Areas in Three States

Jul 12th, 2012 | By

The Wyndham Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy announced the protection of 124 acres of important habitat along the Five-Mile River in the Quinebaug River basin in Thompson, Conn.

This land, bisected by the Five-Mile River in northeastern Connecticut, links conservation lands in three states—Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island—and supports habitat for several state-listed species, they said. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.



The Nature Conservancy In Connecticut Hosts New York City Students for Summer Internships

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

Students Embark on Outdoor Adventure NEW HAVEN, CT (July 10, 2012) – The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, is proud to announce that students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program are heading out this week for a great summer adventure. Students from four high schools in New York

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Kenya’s Samburu people ‘violently evicted’ after TNC, African Wildlife Foundation buy land

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Members of the Samburu people in Kenya have been abused, beaten and raped by police after the land they lived on for two decades was sold to The Nature Conservancy and the African Wildlife Foundation, a rights group and community leader have alleged.



Nature Conservancy Receives $25,000 Grant from GE

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

The Nature Conservancy has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the General Electric Foundation, in keeping with GE’s Ecomagination initiative. The funding will be used to protect and restore habitat in the Berkshire Taconic Landscape. The Berkshire Taconic Landscape encompasses the three-state region of eastern New York, northwestern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts, near GE’s birthplace in Schenectady, and near its corporate headquarters in Fairfield, CT, and a region that is home to many GE businesses, employees and retirees. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



The Nature Conservancy Hires New Executive Director

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

Dr. Frogard Ryan doesn’t think of nature as a remote abstraction. Rather, The Nature Conservancy’s ne executive director in Connecticut believes in the power of nature in our daily lives to spur conservation.