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


District Vision: Provide technical assistance and environmental education to promote sound natural resource management utilizing a watershed approach.

Primary Activities

1. Conduct projects that demonstrate or test new conservation methods

2. Present workshops on natural resource topics

3. Assist Town “Land Use” Commissions with environmental reviews of development plans

4. Work with local citizens and towns to raise awareness of natural resource concern


ECCD 2015/16 Annual Report



Chair, William Jorsz, Sprague

Vice Chair, Anne Roberts Pierson,Ledyard

 Treasurer, Warren Swanson, Waterford

 Secretary, Leonora Szruba, Lisbon



Susan Manning, Griswold

Sherwood Raymond, Norwich

Cathy Osten, Sprague

Charlie Hobbs, Ledyard

Matt Peckham, Woodstock

Paul Schaffer, Norwich

Sylvia Correia, Ledyard



Pete Merrill, Griswold

Lauren Churchill, Griswold

Walter Tabor, Columbia




The Board of Directors meets once a month.


Dan Mullins, Executive Director


Dan brings with him more than a decade of experience spearheading a project in Willimantic to restore the Willimantic River and its migratory fish, while creating an urban whitewater facility for recreational boating. While at the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Dan studied environmental law, interning at Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), Trout Unlimited and the University Of Connecticut Office Of Environmental Policy. Dan served on UConn’s Water and Wastewater Advisory Committee and on the Board of Trustees of Joshua’s Trust. Dan can be reached at our Norwich office at 860-319-8808.

Judy Rondeau, Natural Resource Specialist, CPSEC


Judy serves the ECCD as both a Natural Resource Specialist and the Niantic River Watershed Coordinator. She has an MS degree in Natural Resource Management, and a background in water quality, municipal wetlands regulation and environmental education.  Judy can be reached at 860-319-8807 on Tuesdays and Thursday and the remainder of the week at our Brooklyn office at 860-774-9600 ext 13.


Kate Johnson, Office Manager

Kate's administrative background includes work with alternative energy and conservation. She maintains a cooperative team spirit and loves working with the public. You can reach Kate at 860-319-8806.


Micheal Soares, Conservation Technician

Michael is working with a number of NRCS projects related to soil health, cover cropping, edge of field runoff monitoring and assisting farmers with conservation planning.  Michael will be working out of our Norwich office.  To reach him, call 860-319-8809.



 Maura Robie, Conservation Technician

Maura has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a varied background in municipal wetland regulations, consulting/stewardship at Joshua's Trust, watershed preservation restrictions support, research and environmental education. Her work will support ECCDs role in Regional Conservation Partnershop Program projects and other projects that address non-point source pollution.  You can reach Maura on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by calling 860-319-8807.



Jean Pillo, Watershed Conservation Project Manager, CPSEC


Jean has an MS degree in Biology and is involved with local and regional watershed initiatives throughout eastern CT, including the Thames River Basin Partnership and the Water Advisory Committee of The Last Green Valley.   Contact her if you would like to become involved in volunteer water quality monitoring at 860-928-4948.




Brooklyn Office

Brooklyn Agricultural Center

139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Phone (860) 774-8397, ext. 3


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Norwich Office

USDA Service Center

238 West Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360

Phone (860) 319-8806

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For Directions (printable) to our Norwich and Brooklyn offices click here


Eastern Conservation District Conservation Awards

ECCD was pleased to recognize these individuals or organizations that contributed to our mission at the  Annual Meeting held at the Lisbon Community Center.


Award Category

Received By


Project Support


Frito Lay-Killingly Green Team

Heather Belanger, Coordinator; Kathy Gendreau,

Louise Kaskela, Jason Shaw, Art Hamel, Frank Grimshaw, Pete Pavone

Tremendous project support


Farm Project


Elm Farm, Matt Peckham

Leadership and support in undertaking the Aerated Composter project


TRBP Floating Workshop Champion Award

Rick Potvin

Appreciation for "saving the day"

Boat from Westbrook



Watershed Workhorse


Lisanne Tholl


Water Quality Monitoring data management



Municipal Partner Award

Jennifer Kaufman

Town of Mansfield , Colonial Townhouse project

For assistance above and beyond the call of duty

Municipal Partner Award

Abby Piersall

Town of Waterford, Mago Point tree filter project

For unceasing support

Project  Partner Award

Katrina Mattern &

Daryll Chamberlain

Colonial Townhouse Staff

Partnering with ECCD to improve water quality in the Natchaug River



Partner Award

 Mirian Guzman &

Joel Colburn

Moosup Rain Garden Staff

Partnering with ECCD to improve water quality in Ekonk Brook





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