January 25, 2020

Kitchen Table Conversation with Russell Brenneman

Russell Brenneman, former Essex town resident, author and well-known Connecticut environmental attorney will talk about the Essex Land Trust’s history and the continuing importance of its work on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Essex Library.

Russell’s informal chat will also cover various subjects close to his heart; including the role of “non-governmental organizations” or NGOs, especially small, community based citizen-driven, needs based organizations of which the Essex Land Trust is a prime (and early) example and how to continue promoting traditions of generosity and personal involvement that characterized prior generations, which he has denominates as “communitarianism.”

Russell participated in the organization of the Essex Land Trust, which was one of the first of its kind in the United States. He is a founding co-chair of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and is active in many other environmental organizations. The event is free and open to the public.

Besides participating in the establishment of the Essex Land Trust, Russell Brenneman was also involved in the formation of the land trust in Old Lyme. He is one of the founders of what is now the Environmental Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and that group had been instrumental in drafting and securing the passage of the Tidal Wetlands Act.  He has also been associated with the development of conservation easements and was co-draftsman of the Uniform Conservation Easements Act that is now in effect in more than half the states. 
For more information about the event please contact Peggy Tuttle at 860-767-7916 or e-mail peggytuttle@gmail.com.