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Conservancy receives $2.5 million grant for Connecticut River ...

Conservancy receives $2.5 million grant for Connecticut River ...

Conservancy receives $2.5 million grant for Connecticut River

connecticut the nature conservancy in Conservancy receives $2.5 million grant for Connecticut River Program Five-year grant supporting work throughout the watershed is the largest single donation in the history of The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut. For 410 miles the Connecticut River flows through the heart of New England. Originating in northern New Hampshire and Vermont, it winds through Massachusetts and Connecticut, emptying into Long Island Sound in Connecticut. Recently, the Conservancy received a five-year, $2.5 million grant, the Connecticut Chapter’s largest to date, to fund programs to protect this natural treasure. The grant is provided by the Bingham Trust, a small private trust founded in 1935. “This grant from the Bingham Trust will allow us to gain a better understanding of the river and its tributaries,” said Kim Lutz, director of the Conservancy’s Connecticut River Program. “The goals of the grant include restoring the natural ebb and flow of water and reconnecting key parts of the river system.” Director’s Letter....................................2 Conservation Highlights....................4 Convocation 2006................................5 Beyond Borders.....................................6 Hot Properties........................................7 Grassroots Conservation................... 8 Spring/Summer 2006 News for supporters of The Nature Conservancy Chester Creek, part of the Conservancy's Lower Connecticut River Project area © Harold E. Malde (continued on page 3) New Faces of Conservation............. 9 In Response To Place.......................10 Lend A Hand........................................11

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