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Clinton Land Conservation Trust
Protecting your natural resources

Clinton Land Conservation Trust sponsors Pierson Students to attend Bushy Hill Nature Camp.
Clinton Land Conservation Trust sponsors  Pierson Students to attend
Bushy Hill Nature Camp for two weeks during the summer.

Every March the CLCT awards scholarships to Pierson School students to go to Bushy Hill Nature Camp. These scholarships are made possible through a generous donation from the estate of Eunice Symonds.
Students must "earn" their week by submitting a persuasive essay to the Board.

This year's winners are: From left to right
 Ivelin Orellana, Ellie DePaul, Isabelle West, Aidan Campion, Timmy Hayes, Niklas Anderson
accompanied by Pierson School Science Teacher and CLCT board member Dana Skidmore.
We wish them a memorable, life-changing experience this summer!   Read More...

CLCT would like to thank Tamara Sutfin and Kathy Wadlow and
The Menunkatuck Audubon Society, led by Terry Shaw, which has been instrumental in helping the Land Trust repair and replace all of our 12+ osprey platforms throughout town.
  In late March we got a call that a previously active platform off Beach Park Road had storm damage. Working quickly, Terry and his crew replaced the platform that weekend just in time for the return of the osprey. The CLCT would like to thank Tamara Sutfin and Kathy Wadlow for their donation to replace the osprey platform.
The Menunkatuck Audubon Society has installed live Ospry Cams, at
Hammonasset  Beach State Park Osprey Camera
   Click here to see their live cam

The Clinton Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) will sponsor a "Peeper Prowl"
 on Saturday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m.
 at the Indian River Complex on Route 81.
Come join Georgia Male from the Bushy Hill Nature Center lead a "Peeper Prowl" adventure at the Indian River Sports Complex in Clinton, Saturday April 21st at 6:30 PM. After a brief amphibian presentation, Georgia will lead the group to a vernal pool so wear your boots and bring a flashlight. This free event is for all ages and is sponsored by the Clinton Land Conservation Trust. All are asked to be on time. 

Come join the fun!  For more information, click here 

The Alice and David Crosby Environmental Scholarship
The Alice and David Crosby Environmental Scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Alice C. Crosby, who was for many years Chairman of the Clinton Board of Education. Subsequently, Alice's husband, David Crosby, a former CLCT Board member and graduate of the Yale School of Forestry, was added to the name of the scholarship. Alice and David Crosby became members of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust in its early days and remained active in its programs and projects throughout the rest of their lives. The scholarship is a $1,000 grant awarded each year to a Clinton graduating senior planning to pursue an education in a field related to the study of or preservation of the environment. .


1. Student applicant must be a resident of Clinton and a graduating high school senior.

2. Student must be accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning that he/she plans to attend within one year of secondary school graduation.

3. Candidate must show evidence of a demonstrated commitment to the environment.

4. Applicant's stated academic goals must be focused on the environment (e.g., botany, silviculture, environmental law of ournalism, forest resource management, ornithology, etc,).

5. Application/addenda shall be received by the CLCT Scholarship Committee in a timely manner.


Send application and all pertinent documents no later than May 1st 2018:

CLCT Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 121
Clinton, CT 06413

Award decision will be made by June 1. The successful candidate will be informed of the Scholarship Committee's selection within seven days.

Our 50thAnniversary click here Meet Our Founders click here

The Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. was founded in 1967 by concerned citizens as a private, non-profit organization chartered by the State of Ct. The purpose and functions of the Trust according to its Certificate of Incorporation are:

1 ) To promote the Preservation of natural resources of the Town of Clinton, including water resources, marshland, swamps, woodlands and open spaces, and unique scenic and historic sites.

2 ) To promote the study of local natural resources and to inform and educate the general public with respect thereto.

3 ) To acquire property by gift, purchase, or otherwise, and to hold and use it to carry out the above-stated purposes.

Monthly CLCT Work Project
On the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of every month, CLCT Volunteers meet at 8:am at various sites to work for two hours to maintain and improve CLCT Properties in town.  Continue to check this site to obtain the specific date for each months work date and information.
          We'll be doing more trail clearing so folks should bring the usual - loppers, hand saws, hand pruners, gloves, etc.

For more information Contact Frank at