Hellstrip Conversion

We hope this story submitted to us out of Southern Maine by Andrea Roth Kimmich can serve as inspiration in your communities. Hellstrip (as per Urban Dictionary):  A strip of dirt between the sidewalk and the street, notoriously hard to grow plants of any kind in due to lack of water, heat reflected from paved… Read More »Hellstrip Conversion

Landowner Highlight: Granby Pollinator Garden (submitted by Aubrey Schulz)

You can promote connectivity in your backyard by creating a native plant garden. In this blog post, Aubrey Schulz, a resident of Granby, CT, has kindly shared with us the story of how her native plant garden came to life. Hopefully this serves as inspiration! It all started with a COVID garden. Like many homeowners,… Read More »Landowner Highlight: Granby Pollinator Garden (submitted by Aubrey Schulz)

Congratulations to the Newest Round of OSWA Awardees

We’d like to congratulate all recent OSWA recipients for the most recent round, protecting 1,013 acres of open space in 17 Connecticut communities! Your important work protecting open space is critical in our fight against climate change and creates vital outdoor recreation opportunities for residents across Connecticut. Special shoutout to the town of Oxford, the… Read More »Congratulations to the Newest Round of OSWA Awardees

Reauthorize the Highlands Conservation Act Now!

Tim Abbott serves as the Housatonic Valley Association’s Regional Land Conservation and Greenprint Director. Below you will find Tim Abbott’s Letter to the Editor – originally published in the Lakeville Journal. To date, Highlands funding has been instrumental in achieving Follow the Forest’s goal for the next decade of protecting 50,000 acres of land and… Read More »Reauthorize the Highlands Conservation Act Now!

A Visit from the Ents

This Halloween, a few Ents in human disguise migrated over from Middle Earth’s Fangorn Forest to pay us a spooky visit. You might’ve spotted Tolkien’s tree-like creatures participating in Kent’s Pumpkin Run or winning the Lantern’s costume contest in Wassaic. Do not be deceived! These Ents hail from far off lands. Great shepherds of the… Read More »A Visit from the Ents