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UConn co-sponsors environmental collaboration (Released: 9/14/95)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut needs to come together to ensure the future of the state's natural resources, according to environmental experts. The University of Connecticut is co-sponsoring a two-day conference to develop such collaborative efforts and partnerships.

The conference, A Natural Resources Future Search: Working Together, will be held at Bottone's Restaurant in Bolton beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 and ending at 5 p.m. the next day. Sixty-four participants will attend from federal, state and local agencies.

''This indicates the continued commitment of so many groups to work toward sustainability of Connecticut's natural resources,'' said Margo L. Wallace, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ''The issues are complex and will require us to consider the ideas and contributions of all who care about Connecticut's future.''

The agencies who planned the conference are UConn, the Connecticut Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Farm Bureau, Connecticut Council of Small Towns and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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