Sen. Chapin Honored By Working Lands Alliance for Farmland Protection

November 18, 2015

WLA Chairman Terry Jones, Sen. Chapin, and WLA Project Director Lisa Bassani

Hartford-State Senator Clark Chapin (R-30) today received the Legislative Leadership Award from the Working Lands Alliance (WLA) for his work to preserve farmland in Connecticut. The WLA is a statewide coalition dedicated to preserving Connecticut’s productive farmland.

“Farms are a vital part of Connecticut’s economy and heritage,” said Senator Chapin. “It has been a pleasure to work with the WLA and farmers across the state to ensure that Connecticut’s agricultural lifestyle is preserved for future generations.”

“As Ranking Member on the Environment Committee, Sen. Chapin has been an incredible ally of Connecticut’s farmers and a strong supporter of the state’s efforts to conserve our vital farmland. This year, he was instrumental in passing legislation that makes it easier for our land trusts and municipalities to leverage the federal and state funding needed to complete conservation projects—giving a boost to our efforts to conserve farmland and open space,” said Lisa Bassani, American Farmland Trust’s Working Lands Alliance Project Director.

Clark Chapin ( represents the 30th Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Winchester, and parts of Torrington. He can be reached at 800.842.1421. You can follow Senator Chapin on Facebook at