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NCLT’s 52nd Annual Meeting, Featuring Eric Hammerling of CFPA
November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the New Canaan Land Trust on Wednesday, November 6th for our Annual Membership Meeting. In addition to updates from our President, Treasurer, and Executive Director, the meeting will feature guest speaker, Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of the CT Forest & Park Association. This event is free and open to the public, and is an excellent way to learn about NCLT and broader conservation work being done across the state, and to spend a fun evening with like-minded New Canaanites.
About Eric Hammerling:
Eric is the lead advocate for Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) at the state legislature where he works primarily on forestry, recreation, education, and trail-related policy issues. Eric led CFPA’s efforts to secure recreational liability reform to encourage municipal entities to open their lands for recreation, as well as helped protect 14,000 acres of forests in the 10-Mill program by easing tax burdens on landowners. Most recently, Eric worked with CFPA and as Treasurer of the Protect CT Public Lands Coalition, Inc. to place Question #2 on the statewide ballot in Connecticut. This ballot question passed with ~85% support adding to Connecticut’s constitution a new Amendment that will protect State Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Management Areas from being given away by the Legislature without adequate public input.
Eric has been CFPA’s Executive Director since May 2008. Prior to CFPA, Eric was the Executive Director for the Farmington River Watershed Association. Eric holds an M.S. in Environmental Science/Range Management from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.