The Stonington Garden Club seeks to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the field of conservation.
The Garden Club of America advocates for environmental issues at the federal, state and local levels consistent with The Garden Club of America’s position papers, which articulate broad goals for advocacy efforts in the public policy arena. We educate our members and the community in the philosophy of recycle, reuse and restore. We advocate the use of native plants and encourage the avoidance and removal of invasive plants. Conservation has figured prominently in the mission of GCA since its inception. Members have successfully worked over the years to support such issues as open space, biodiversity, billboard-free landscapes, and the eradication of invasive species.
The Conservation Committee arranges with the program chair for one membership meeting every year. It also meets from time to time to hear educational presenters or to take field trips.