Habitat Destruction and Disruption
Development threatens species –both animals and plants – that rely on connected forests and waterways for survival. Reconnecting traditional forest and water corridors restores natural balance to help wildlife thrive.
Polluted Stormwater Runoff
The single largest threat to clean water in our region, polluted runoff introduces chemicals, nutrients and sediments to our waterways that degrade water quality, contaminate fish, create algae blooms and shut down beaches.
A Changing Climate
There’s no disputing the science – our region is experiencing more powerful and more frequent storms, and the warming trend is expected to happen faster in southern New England than most other places on Earth.
Invasive species lack natural controls and are able to grow and spread quickly, crowding out the native plants and animals that have been here for hundreds or even thousands of years. This disruption affects all life in our region.
Limited Access to Recreation
Public lands and waters are yours to enjoy, and they’re wonderful “quality of life” features for our communities. Unfortunately getting to them, or on them, isn’t always easy, safe… or legal.