Celebrating and Restoring Our Wetlands

Marsh. Bog. Swamp. Fen. May is American Wetlands Month, a time to recognize these incredibly productive and diverse ecosystems. Across the Long Island Sound region, wetlands perform vital functions that serve the ecosystem and people. Coastal marshes protect our communities from storm damage by dispersing wave energy and storm surge, and serve as nurseries for […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Legal Victory for Oswegatchie Hills

Judge denies developer’s attempt to re-zone entire property for project that would cause well-recognized and substantial environmental impacts East Lyme, Conn. – In long-awaited victory for conservation of East Lyme’s Oswegatchie Hills and the Niantic River, a judge has ruled in favor of three organizations seeking to protect 236 acres of coastal forest threatened with […]

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If the Hills Could Talk – Oswegatchie Hills are a Trove of Local History

While we continue to fight to protect the remaining 236 acres of Oswegatchie Hills from development, here’s a peek at recent archeological discoveries in the adjoining Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve (OHNP) in East Lyme.

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Oswegatchie Hills Coalition Update

Fred Grimsey, one of the driving forces behind our Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition, has been named Environmental Champion by Aquarion Water Company for his tireless efforts to protect and clean up the Niantic River and Bay. Grimsey, a passionate environmentalist, founded Save the River-Save the Hills (STR-STH), a grassroots environmental non-profit organization that advocates to […]

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Oswegatchie Hills are home to disappearing Pitch Pines

Ledge outcroppings such as these in Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve are some of the last terrains where Pitch Pine and Scrub Oak can survive.

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Jump into Earth Month events!

Earth Month has arrived! It’s time to get back outside and enjoy the land, air, and water you’ve worked so hard to protect. We’re looking forward to a month of hiking, marching, and engaging environmental advocates in conversations about water quality and land conservation. Jump into our active and educational events coming up in Connecticut […]

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Launching the Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition

CFE is co-launching Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition with local grassroots groups Save the River-Save the Hills and the Friends of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve to protect a fragile coastal forest in East Lyme.

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Oswegatchie: Conservationists vow to continue to fight to protect the Hills

Organizations praise zoning commission’s inclusion of conditions to prevent environmental harm

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