The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. is proud to have many organizations affiliated with ours. All excellent organizations, they share our commitment and passion for advancing our mission.
Founded in 1895, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) was the first private, nonprofit, conservation organization to be established in Connecticut. Their mission, to connect people to Connecticut’s forests, parks, and Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails, and to ensure these special places are protected and well-managed for future generations, is firmly aligned with The Federation’s conservation commitment and our President’s project encouraging us to “Care for Your Air.”
Their vision to inspire active, lifelong engagement with Connecticut’s abundant and well-managed forests, parks, and trails by building a vibrant and diverse conservation community is reflected in the work they do including putting forward a conservation agenda for Connecticut’s future and communicating their top recommendations to legislators on State and Federal priorities each year. CFPA announced the hiring of Andy Bicking as its next Executive Director in December. Mr. Bicking is currently the Director of Government Relations and Public Policy at Scenic Hudson where he has worked since 2000. He begins his role with CFPA in Mid-January, 2024.
In addition to their annual Connecticut Trails Day in June, CFPA hosts events year-round that include trail hikes and educational programs often at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton. Their calendar of events is posted on their website.
Their publication, Connecticut Woodlands has been published since 1936. This well-respected quarterly print magazine is a benefit currently reserved for members and supporters of CFPA and is full of stories written by a diverse and continually changing group of authors. If you have ideas for new stories, want to comment on something you’ve read, or would like to contribute your own stories, photos, etc., the Editor of Connecticut Woodlands, Timothy Brown would love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership to CFPA is $35 per year and includes a subscription to the magazine, discounts on printed maps and books, The Rocks, Roots and Trail newsletter, invitations to special events, and the ability to vote on CFPA business. The Non-profit Organization / Club Membership at $100 offers the opportunity for up to 2 uses of the meeting room on a reservation basis. Explore all CFPA has to offer: https://ctwoodlands.org
We hope your organization will consider joining our family of affiliates. The annual fee is minimal. Membership will further advance and enhance your visibility throughout Connecticut and beyond.
Affiliate Membership Benefits:
To become an Affiliate, complete the application form.
Each affiliate has a specific niche and competency in the sphere of gardening. We encourage our members to learn more about what they offer to advance knowledge of all things gardening. Click any one of the names below to learn more about that organization.Affiliate Event Submission Form