I had the great honor and pleasure to work with the Friends of Connecticut State Parks, a collection of non-profit groups dedicated to supporting state parks and forests.
The State Parks system is hosting a centennial celebration starting this summer. 100 years of fun, recreation and conservation is something to be proud of, but even as Connecticut State Parks round the century marker, they’re under stress from budget cuts and extremely low staffing levels.
On March 20th, the FCSP gathered at the state capitol for the annual Friends of Connecticut State Parks Day, where they urged elected representatives to ‘adopt-a-park’ in their district. Over 50 legislators took the pledge, and FCSP asked me to document a few of them.