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About The Friends of Pachaug Forest
We are losing 3,700 irreplaceable acres of forest land a year in Connecticut. Furthermore, New England is measuring a loss of 69 acres of unique forest and open spaces daily. In addition to this challenge, public funding for conservation and open space is dropping precipitously. According to a Harvard Study, the financial support to protect these resources has dropped fifty percent between 2008 and 2014.
Pachaug State Forest is the largest state forest in Connecticut, and one of it’s last vast unspoiled tracts of land. It is located within the area designated by Congress as The National Heritage Corridor. Being part of the National Corridor signifies that it is part of the only remaining large expanse of forest and open lands in the busy corridor between Washington D.C. And Boston.
The founders of Friends of Pachaug Forest met through a variety of environmental action groups involved in Pachaug Forest issues. After meeting and discussing our interests, we all recognized there was a need for a non-profit group that was targeted to education, recreational use, proper conservation management, volunteerism, and community support for the Pachaug State Forest. This forest was bestowed upon the people of Connecticut for future generations to enjoy. We choose to educate, inform, and work to preserve and protect this essential piece of history. We want to help people recognize that the forest touches on six towns and is visited by those throughout the state and beyond.
We are just starting out. Our intention will be informing, and interacting with other environmental groups, and fundraising. We will be advocating sound conservation, encouraging use of this wonderful resource, and working in unity with other groups for the benefit of the forest. We will explore many avenues for supporting the forest including hosting events. We are off to a good start and have commitment and passion. We hope to engage others who care about this unique living system. Our deepest goal is to insure that this special forest goes forward undamaged so that coming generations can enjoy, commune, and find that peace within.
Nature is so generous, giving us everything important and asking nothing. For all it’s expanse and beauty this forest is helpless to defend itself. Friends of Pachaug Forest is choosing to rise to the challenge and work on behalf of a secure future for the flora and fauna of our forest. We need like minds and hearts. It will require financial and other resources and creative thinking. We need help in assisting people to empower and inform themselves and others, to attend meetings, share what we learn, and involve in all issues that affect the Pachaug Forest in every town touched by this regional issue.
Please choose to join your personal power and good intentions with ours and rise to the challenge in whatever way you can TODAY!
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