Funding for Audubon Society at Milford Point

April 24, 2023

I’m proud to announce the Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) Coastal Center at Milford Point is receiving $750,000 in federal funding. The nonprofit will use the money to reach more students as it enlarges its educational programs. CAS plans to hire more educators and buy new equipment which will in turn expand hands-on, afterschool, and summer science enrichment programs.
I have always been a huge supporter of the Milford Point Coastal Center by carrying out its mission of conservation and education. This funding will expose more people to nature, educate folks about our precious wildlife, and provide opportunities to learn how to protect our ecosystem. More children and adults will be interested in volunteering and improving our nature-based education.

Rep. Frank Smith, Sen. James Maroney, Mayor Ben Blake, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Rep. Joe Gresko, and Connecticut Audubon Society Executive Director Patrick Comins


The federal funding will also support the Connecticut Audubon Society’s “science in nature” programs, which include field trips to its centers and science education in schools. Expanding these programs to middle school students will help provide them with a better understanding of the natural world and the importance of conservation efforts. By offering hands-on experiences in nature and science, students will have the opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and wildlife around them, which can inspire them to become future environmental stewards.