Mark Your Calendars!

Here’s a sampling of upcoming events around the region and beyond, and some exciting announcements!

  • Tour des Farms Bike Rides Scheduled for October 6, 2018 in Scenic Litchfield Hills

    Since 2003, thousands of riders and volunteers have participated in numerous Connecticut Tour des Farms bicycle rides. Tour des Farms is designed to raise awareness and funding to implement Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development’s agricultural and conservation projects.

    This year’s rides will be held in Connecticut’s Northwest Hills on October 6, 2018. The tour will visit numerous farms in Goshen, Litchfield, and Morris. Ride this scenic route during the height of fall foliage, visit farms, buy your produce, pumpkins, chocolates, and wine. There is a choice of two routes: 26 miles or 16 miles.  A van travels to the farms, picks up riders’ purchases, and delivers them back to riders at the starting point. This fundraising celebration for Connecticut RC&D’s 50th Anniversary will conclude with PieFest, music, and activities at the White Memorial Conservation Center.

    Those interested can find out more or register at:

  • Annual Call for CRCOG Regional Sustainability Awards Slated for late-April

    The Capitol Region Council of Governments will begin soliciting nominations in late-April for its Regional Sustainability Awards, which are designed to recognize member communities for policies, plans, programs and projects that help promote a more sustainable Capitol Region.

  • Upcoming Remediation Roundtables

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hosts quarterly remediation roundtables—open forums to exchange ideas and information on site cleanup in CT and to solicit opinions, advice and information.  The forum also serves as a means for DEEP to provide information and updates on regulatory matters affecting the cleanup of contaminated sites. The remaining sessions for 2018 will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Gina McCarthy Auditorium, on  June 19th and October 16th.   For more information, visit DEEP’s website.