Connecticut State Parks Centennial

Today, I swung by the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford to celebrate the centennial of the State Park system and meet with several groups who volunteer to support the various parks. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association and Friends of Connecticut State Parks collaborated to draw attention to our state’s incredible park resources. Connecticut is blessed with an incredible number of parks and greenways. Look at this list!

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CFPA is pushing for every state legislator to adopt a park. With so many budget cuts affecting the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), the “Friends” groups are advocating against further cuts to park resources. The corridor between the Capitol and the State Legislative Office Building was jammed with enthusiastic parks supporters shilling for their park.

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I love to see that passion and came away from my lunch time visit with a pile of maps and brochures. I ran into several friends, and had a chance to share my own enthusiasm for Connecticut’s trails and parks during a video interview. I wore my Limmer Boots (with a jacket and tie) today to highlight my own love of hiking.

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The legislative battles are heating up, but with the trail running, hiking, and biking season on the horizon; I’ll be doing my part to ensure that Connecticut’s awesome parks get the resources that they deserve.

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