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CFL Mission

The mission of the CFL is to work with you and for you for healthier lakes and watersheds on local, state, and even federal levels.

CFL History

The CFL was founded in 1995 by a small group of people from through out Connecticut concerned or working on lake-related issues.

Since that time, the organization grew and held its first of many annual conferences in 1996 at Connecticut College. Subsequent conferences occurred at Western Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University, and at the facilities of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

The CFL has also hosted conferences of the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) in 1999 and 2006 and was part of the Hosting Committee for the International NALMS Symposium in 2004 and 2009, held at Foxwoods and the Connecticut Convention Center, respectively.

CFL Governance

The CFL board members are committed volunteers who have had the first-hand experience in dealing with lake issues and/or know someone who does.

Board members include professional lake managers, those who work in careers related to lake protection, individuals with masters and doctorate credentials in limnology or related fields, and others who have been part of successful local lake associations. Some just love our lakes!

It is these diverse backgrounds and the willingness of our Directors to devote time and energy to the issues facing our lakes that enables CFL to help its members.

Board members are nominated and elected for two-year terms. Elections occur at the Annual Meeting. To become a board member, one must be a CFL member in good standing. If you are interested in serving, contact any Board member.

Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of January, March, April, May, June, September, and October.

See the CFL Bylaws here.

Current Officers

President - Constance Trolle, Bantam Lake Protective
Association Vice President -Laurence Marsicano, AER LLC
Secretary - Anne Lizarralde, Freshwater Ecology Lab at Connecticut College
Treasurer - Rebekah White, Friends of the Lake (Lillinonah)

Current Directors
Term 2022-2024

Joe Carbonell, East Hampton Conservation Lake (Pocotapaug) Commission
Maryellen DiLuzio, EnviroTech Laboratory, LLC
Bruce Fletcher MD, Past President CFL - Bashan Lake Association
Anne Lizarralde, Freshwater Ecology Lab at Connecticut College
Chris Mayne, Good Works Pond Management Company, LLC
Chris Sanders, Friends of West Side Pond, Inc.
Rebekah White, Friends of the Lake (Lillinonah)

Term 2021 - 2023


Dr. Rick Canavan, Past President CFL - Tighe & Bond
William Dopirak Jr., Three Rivers Community College
James P. Fisher, White Memorial Conservation Center
Sean Hayden, Lake Waramaug Task Force
Larry Marsicano, AER LLC
Randall Miller, East Haddam Lakes Association
Constance Trolle, Bantam Lake Protective Association

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