Today, I am reminded of the many Halloweens I spent as a kid dressed in costume running from house to house beneath giant maple and oak trees in my hometown in Connecticut. I am grateful that my Halloween memories include running through outdoor places and marveling at trees’ spooky shadows.
This Halloween, my trick-or-treating is a bit different – and for a good cause. Instead of candy, I am hoping for donations to The Trust for Public Land (TPL) CT, a nonprofit that creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. I volunteer as a Board Fellow on Connecticut’s Advisory Board and I’ve seen firsthand the importance of its work across Connecticut. Whether protecting the state’s last coastal forest or redesigning an urban park, TPL CT works to ensure equal access to outdoor space. An added bonus: its work helps create climate-resilient cities and towns.
I hope that you’ll join me in this year’s trick-or-treating fun and donate to The Trust for Public Land CT.
With gratitude for the outdoors and you,
Photo Descriptions + Credits:
(1) The Preserve, Old Saybrook, CT (Photo: Mim Adkins Photography)
(2) Mono Pond State Park, Columbia, CT (Photo: TPL Staff)
(3) Mianus River Park, Stamford/Greenwich, CT (Photo: Walker Holmes)
(4) Weir Farm, Wilton, CT (Photo: Lucy Schaeffer)