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Stewardship of our natural resources is essential if we wish to guarantee that present and future generations enjoy clean water, good air quality and open spaces. When you support organizations that protect the environment you address immediate need today while ensuring a greener tomorrow.


Greater New Haven is home to beautiful parks, hiking trails, waterways, nature preserves, and beaches. 

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Linear Trails: Connecting People to Places and Each Other »


In Greater New Haven and north through the state’s central corridor, off-road linear trails are getting lots of people moving again, while also bringing value to the economy, the environment and the community.

Turning Brownfields Green »


For all the difficulty of redeveloping contaminated sites, Greater New Haven has made incremental progress by returning some to productive uses through public-private partnerships.

Greater New Haven Parks: An Enduring Legacy »


From the ocean beaches of Hammonassett and Silver Sands to the wooded trails of Sleeping Giant and West Rock Ridge, Greater New Haven is home to an impressive number and variety of quality parks and open spaces.

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Environmentalist Gives Island for Research

Elizabeth Hird created the Outer Island Education and Research Fund at The Foundation to ensure protection of the island’s natural resources and to enable continued access to the island for educational and research activities. Read More »

Reducing Exposure to Toxic Pesticides

The Watershed Partnership's Dr. Jerry Silbert successfully worked to have legislation passed in CT. Read More »

A Trust in the Land

The New Haven Land Trust nurtures nature and the community spirit. Read More »


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