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At the Coastal Center, the Purple Martins are thriving thanks to diligent management

July 10, 2019 – Five years after they were removed from the state’s list of threatened species, Purple Martins continue to thrive at Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, with the number of hatchlings having essentially doubled since 2016. Purple Martins – North America’s largest swallow – continue to be listed as a “special […]


Connecticut Audubon earns 4 stars from Charity Navigator again!

July 8, 2019 – For the second year in a row, the Connecticut Audubon Society has earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities, for its strong financial health and for conserving Connecticut’s environment in a financially efficient way. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Connecticut Audubon Society apart […]


Connecticut Audubon Advocacy 2019

June 14, 2019 – There were important environmental achievements in Hartford during the recently-concluded 2019 session, including the establishment of a fund to help communities protect themselves against climate change; authorization of the purchase of a significant amount off wind energy; a phased-in ban on plastic bags, among others bills. Thank you to all the […]


Press Release – Fairfield Resident Joins Connecticut Audubon Society as Director in Milford Point and Fairfield

October 1, 2018 – The Connecticut Audubon Society has named Shari Greenblatt as its new Southwest Regional Director, responsible for leading two of its busiest centers in Fairfield and Milford, as well as the historic Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary in Fairfield. For each center, Greenblatt will oversee operations and year-round staff, as well as seasonal […]


Science educator Alisha Milardo is named director of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

February 8, 2019 — The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center (RTPEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alisha Milardo as its new center director, effective February 11, 2019. Ms. Milardo joins the RTPEC after 18 years with SoundWaters, where, most recently, she was  vice president of education. SoundWaters is a Stamford, […]


Press Release – The Kitchings Family Foundation Funds Science Education and Outreach Throughout Southeastern Connecticut

June 2, 2019 – The Kitchings Family Foundation has awarded The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center with two grants, totaling $30,000, to support educational activities throughout southeastern Connecticut. The funding will support educational programs for students in Essex area schools and educational activities outside of school programming, including the Roger Tory Peterson […]


2019 Birdathon Photo Contest Winners

June 4, 2019 – Here are the winning photos from our 2019 Birdathon photo contest, which was open to participants in the May 17-19 Birdathon. Thank you, Paul Fusco, first-rate bird photographer and co-designer of our Connecticut State of the Birds report, for judging the contest. Paul viewed all the photos without knowing who took […]


Cox Communications Brings New Science Field Equipment to Thousands of Students

June 3, 2019 – A $10,000 grant by Cox Communications–Northeast Region will fund scientific equipment through a Tech Boost Grant to support Connecticut Audubon Society’s educational programming throughout the state. The new equipment will improve hands-on learning for 15,000 students a year through Connecticut Audubon’s award-winning Science in Nature Education Program. Science in Nature is […]


Press Release – Pfizer Grant Brings Science Equipment to Students and Families

September 18, 2018 – A $5,000 grant by Pfizer Community Grants will fund scientific equipment purchases to support outreach and educational programming at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme. The new equipment will improve hands-on learning activities for visitors to the center and, because it is portable, will be […]


Saturday, June 8: Opening Day for 447 Additional Acres at Deer Pond Farm – in New York!

June 2, 2019 – For almost two years hikers, birders, and nature lovers of all kinds have  enjoyed the network of trails on the section of Connecticut Audubon’s Deer Pond Farm that lies in Connecticut. But the other section of this beautiful preserve, in New York, has been off limits. That will soon change. Starting […]





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