Advocacy + 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.

Take action via any or all of our initiatives below, and click here to join our network. You'll be the first to hear about opportunities to help birds in your area or nationwide.
 

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More ways to take action:

Speak Up for the Endangered Species Act
Advocacy

Speak Up for the Endangered Species Act

Ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken this vital law.

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Protect Seabirds by Saving Forage Fish
Advocacy

Protect Seabirds by Saving Forage Fish

Seabirds rely on fish as their primary food source, but they often can’t find enough to eat.

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Reverse the Rollback of the MBTA
Advocacy

Reverse the Rollback of the MBTA

The Department of the Interior has announced its Record of Decision in the last step to strip away critical MBTA protections, giving industries a free pass for bird deaths.

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Policy News & Information

New Tidal Creek Established at Great Meadows Marsh
Coasts

New Tidal Creek Established at Great Meadows Marsh

Saltwater aids in keeping invasive species (specifically phragmites) at-bay while allowing native marsh grasses to flourish.

Connecticut's First National Estuarine Research Reserve Spans Over 52,000 Acres
News

Connecticut's First National Estuarine Research Reserve Spans Over 52,000 Acres

It includes an Important Bird Area and critical nesting and migratory habitat.

Progress made on freshwater ponds at Great Meadows Marsh
Coasts

Progress made on freshwater ponds at Great Meadows Marsh

Freshwater pond areas, overtaken by invasive plants, are currently being revitalized.

$4M Marsh Restoration Project Launches in Stratford
Coasts

$4M Marsh Restoration Project Launches in Stratford

By spring/summer 2022, Great Meadows Marsh will be a haven for people and wildlife, rather than a home for mosquitoes and invasive plants.

Wildlife Guards Advocate for Birds, on Beaches and in the General Assembly
Coasts

Wildlife Guards Advocate for Birds, on Beaches and in the General Assembly

A productive month for Audubon Connecticut's high school-age shorebird stewards, both on and off the beach.

All About Connecticut's New Act Concerning Climate Change Adaptation
Advocacy

All About Connecticut's New Act Concerning Climate Change Adaptation

HB 6441 includes a long sought-after municipal option for climate resilience.

Funding for Climate Adaptation Critical for Birds, People, and Communities
Advocacy

Funding for Climate Adaptation Critical for Birds, People, and Communities

— Governor Lamont moves Connecticut forward with new options for local funding to adapt to climate change.
Unprecedented Rollback of Bird Protections Cemented in Administration’s Final Days
Advocacy

Unprecedented Rollback of Bird Protections Cemented in Administration’s Final Days

Finalized bird-killer policy sidesteps the courts in a clear attempt to hamstring incoming administration from being able to protect birds.

Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws
News

Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws

After eight years of advocacy, the path is finally open for permanent protection of this unique place and its critical habitats for endangered wildlife.

How you can help, right now