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West Hartford Women in Networking to Learn about Importance of Land Conservation

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Connecticut Land Conservation Council Executive Director Amy Paterson will be the featured speaker at the West Hartford Women in Networking’s final meeting of 2017.

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The West Hartford Women in Networking (WWIN) will hold its last meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 a.m., featuring guest speaker Amy Paterson, executive director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council. In these days of seemingly endless bad news, it will be refreshing to hear from someone doing something positive! We will also have introductions, networking, breakfast snacks, and door prizes!

An overview of land conservation in Connecticut – an overview on what is a land trust, an update on the budget and impacts on land conservation, status of open space acquisition in the state. And why does it matter/why should you care? Come find out!

Paterson joined the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) in 2010 as its first executive director. Working with the CLCC Steering Committee, Paterson provides the Connecticut conservation community with technical assistance, training and advocacy to further advance permanent land conservation across the state. Before joining CLCC, Paterson served as a project manager for The Trust for Public Land, overseeing several complex conservation transactions, and worked for over 20 years as an attorney, concentrating her practice in land preservation and environmental protection. Prior to moving to Connecticut, Paterson was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Paterson received a BA from Franklin & Marshall College and her law degree from the University of Denver. In recognition of her years of work in conservation, Paterson was awarded the 2014 Women Inspiring Conservation in Connecticut Award presented by Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and sponsored by The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Farm Service Agency, and the Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts.

Paterson lives with her family in Vernon, CT. An avid trail runner, when she isn’t helping to conserve land, she’s outside enjoying it!

The WWIN meeting will held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 a.m., at Chatfield/Brookdale, One Chatfield Dr., West Hartford.

Contact Dianne Rechel at houseforyou2@gmail.com with any questions.
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