Connecticut River Coastal
Conservation District

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Welcome to Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
soil and water conservation since 1946

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the sound use and management of natural resources in our 26-town area.

The District provides technical assistance and education in:

  • soil and water conservation
  • erosion and sedimentation control
  • stormwater management
  • watershed protection

Our programs and services are provided to:

  • municipal staff and land use commissioners
  • private residents
  • agricultural producers
  • the public
  • the development community

The Connecticut River Watch Program, a citizen monitoring program for the Connecticut River and tributaries, is one of the District’s flagship programs.

The District receives financial support from municipal contributions, the State of Connecticut, an annual native plant sale, state, federal and private grants, and private contributions.

It was another great year for our CT native plant sale!! We had an overwhelming response with a huge number of orders, and lots of enthusiastic, happy customers. It’s so gratifying to share our passion for CT native plants with so many avid gardeners, and contribute to their use in the landscape through the sale. It’s a big win for our local pollinators and other wildlife too.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the sale’s success: our staff and board members; customers; community volunteers, including many Master Gardeners; our nurseries; and the board of the Chester Fairgrounds. We couldn’t do it without your support!

This year for the first time our sale featured ecoregional plants. Learn more about ecoregional plants and why they are important in our 2022 newsletter. You can access a digital version of the newsletter in What’s New below.

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