Objective 1: Work with CT DEEP, NRCS, Regional Planning Organizations, University of
Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) Community and Natural Resource
Planning Program, conservation commissions, open space committees, land trusts, Connecticut Land
Conservation Council, Connecticut Greenway Council, equestrian organizations and others to lead a
focused effort to identify and connect the many fragmented and local greenways throughout Eastern
Connecticut. Identify potential open space and greenway linkages across municipal and regional
Objective 2: Find, coordinate, and support interested citizens, groups, organizations, and
government bodies to participate in greenway development through intergovernmental, nonprofit,
and NGO’s collaborations.
Objective 3: Partner with the City of Hartford, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), State of Connecticut Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection (DEEP), and neighborhood groups to identify actionable next steps for the
multi-use trail system along the Park River in Hartford and coordinate the completion of existing
grants with the identification of additional funding resources.
Objective 4: Support connection of environmental justice populations to public services and
partner in the development of non motorized corridors.
Objective 5: Partner with CLEAR, COGs, RPAs and the CT DEEP to develop a model to assist
communities with their greenway and open space mapping and planning initiatives.
Objective 6: Continue to coordinate and partner on greenway and blueway trail identification and
statewide mapping and support Rivers Alliance of Connecticut with their statewide blueways initiative.
Objective 7: Work to assist conservation organizations with land and trail stewardship capacity.
Greenways Updates: News & Events
Juno SB GPS Units with ArcPad 10 are available for use from the Eastern CT Resource Conservation and Development Area. The GPS Units are available for use, free of charge, by the municipal, regional, and non-profit community of the Eastern CT RC&D Area. The 3 Trimble Juno SB GPS units are equipped with ESRI ArcPad 10 software. The units were purchased to support trail documentation and data contribution to the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) CT State Trail Geodatabase. GPS Usage Policy & Sign Out Sheet (pdf)
*News* Seven projects that will benefit southeastern Connecticut's coastal areas are among those chosen to receive some of the $2.4 million in Long Island Sound improvement grants announced November 12, 2010. The Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2010 grant recipients were announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, partnering with the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee and the three towns of Salem, East Haddam and Lyme received a $37,046 grant to conduct stormwater mapping and planning. This project has a total cost of $75,972. Article from the Day (pdf) Eightmile Press Release (pdf) Article from the Norwich Bulletin (pdf)
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