Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD)

Norwich office:

Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
238 West Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Brooklyn office:

Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
139 Wolf Den Road Brooklyn, CT 06234
860-774-9600 x 13


Welcome to Eastern Connecticut Conservation District

The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD) is a local not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping the towns and citizens of Eastern Connecticut with their conservation needs. The creation of the ECCD is a result of the reorganization of Connecticut’s eight county based soil and water Conservation Districts into five regional watershed areas: Northwest, Southwest, North Central, Connecticut River Coastal, and Eastern.
The service area of the ECCD encompasses thirty-six municipalities covering Windham and New London counties and part of Tolland County. Our service area includes the towns of:
Andover, Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Windham and Woodstock.
Important Legislative Update

The Connecticut State Legislature is in the process of deciding the budget for fiscal years 2017 - 2019.  A bill has been introduced to restore a portion of the land use fee bill to the 5 state Conservation Districts and the Council on Soil and Water Conservation.  The bill also doubles the handling fee that municipalities receive for administrating the land use fee.  To read more about this proposed legislation that will restore essencial funding to the State's Conservation Districts and contact your local legislators to let them know you support passsage of HB-5871.  Read more here.

Thames River Basin Partnership Meeting

For further announcments regarding the Thames River Basin Partnership meeting schedule, please refer to their Facebook page listed as Thames River Basin Partnership.

ECCD Welcomes New Staff

ECCD recently added two new employees to our staff.  Michael Soares and Maura Robie joined the ECCD team!  They will primarily be focused on USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) supported projects promoting improved soil health, cover crops and assisting farmers with other conservation practices.  Michael and Maura are located at our Norwich office.

New Phone Numbers at our Norwich Office

A new phone system was installed at the USDA NRCS office resulting in all new direct dial numbers for ECCD staff co-located there.  

Executive Director, Dan Mullins 860-319-8808

Office Manager, Kate Johnson 860-319-8806

Natural Resource Specialist, Judy Rondeau 860-319-8807 (Tues-Thurs)

Conservation Technician, Michael Soares 860-319-8809

Conservation Technician, Maura Robie 860-319-8807 (M-W-F)

Judy Rondeau will be utilizing our Brooklyn office on M-W-F and can be reached at 860-774-9600 ex 13.

TRBP Meeting

For information about upcoming TRBP meetings, please refer to their Facebook page.


2017 ECCD Plant Sale

ECCD is gearing up once again to offer a large variety of plants and shrubs for sale this spring. Plants must be pre-ordered using a downloadable order form and then picked up at either the Gales Ferry Ocean State Job Lot building, south end  on April 21 or 22, or at the Brooklyn Fairgrounds on April 28 or 29.  The orderform will be  is available here for download.
This year, anyone interested in ordering concolor fir or frazer fir seedlings must do so before March 10. 
A limited supply of extra plants will be available at each location for those that missed the March 31 ordering deadline.  Many native plant types are available. plus ever green seedlings and blueberry bushes. Those suitable for planting in a rain garden are identified.  Plant descriptions and an order form can be downloaded for your convenience. Plant descriptions will be available in the ECCD Outlook newsletter
Barley straw will be available this year.




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