Public Policy

Audubon Connecticut is the voice for birds, wildlife, and nature. Our staff and network work tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment, rich in biodiversity. We are a respected and influential voice on a national level in Washington, D.C., with the legislature in Hartford, Connecticut, and at the municipal level in towns and cities throughout the state, fighting for laws and policies that benefit birds, other wildlife, and people.

From clean air and water to support for the state’s forests, coast, and other natural habitats, many of the same issues that touch people also touch birds. As a supporter of Audubon, you, too, have a critical role to play as an advocate of conservation, ensuring that our policymakers at the local, state, and federal level support strong environmental laws and conservation action.

If we don't act now, our pristine tidal marshes, unbroken swaths of woodlands, and swells of whispering grasslands will continue to vanish, taking with them the diversity of birds and wildlife that make Connecticut such a wonderful place.

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Policy News & Information

Advocacy at Work
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Advocacy at Work

We speak for birds and the environment. Learn more about the current issues we are fighting for.

Save Seaside State Park
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Save Seaside State Park

Contact your state legislators and let them know you oppose S.B. 252, An Act Requiring the Sale of the Former Seaside Regional Center, and the sale of state parks to help meet the state’s budget shortcomings

Audubon Connecticut Speaks Out for Sustainable Conservation Funding
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Audubon Connecticut Speaks Out for Sustainable Conservation Funding

Let your voice be heard too and support protecting the Council on Environmental Quality and Passport to Parks Program in Connecticut

Say Yes to Open Space
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Say Yes to Open Space

Contact your state legislators and let them know you support S.B. 181, An Act Establishing A Pilot Program for the Preservation of Open Space

More Than 500 Organizations in All 50 States Urge Congress to Defend Bird Protection Law
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More Than 500 Organizations in All 50 States Urge Congress to Defend Bird Protection Law

Audubon Connecticut joins a widespread effort to protect against threats in Congress and the Department of the Interior to weaken the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act

How Birds Would Fare Under the White House Budget and Infrastructure Proposals
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How Birds Would Fare Under the White House Budget and Infrastructure Proposals

Birds and people need smart investment in our environment to keep our communities safe, air and water clean and our climate habitable.

State Budget Legislative Update
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State Budget Legislative Update

An overview on how Audubon Connecticut's priority issues fared in the fall 2017 state budget agreement

Long Island Sound Senate Delegation Introduces Bill to Protect Plum Island from Auction Sale
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Senate Bill Introduced to Protect Plum Island

August 11, 2017—If passed, this bill (sponsored by Senators Blumenthal, Gillibrand, Murphy, and Schumer) would repeal legislation to sell Plum Island

Federal Funding Bill Includes $8 Million to Protect Long Island Sound
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Federal Funding Bill Includes $8 Million to Protect Long Island Sound

May 9, 2017—Great news for LIS conservation efforts! This year's federal investment is over $4 million more than 2016's funding level.

Plum Island Wake-Up Call
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Plum Island Wake-Up Call

New website and documentary explain the imminent threat to this critical habitat in Long Island Sound

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