The Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a 501 (c)3 domestic not-for-profit corporation based in Washington, Connecticut. Since its founding in 1971, the Council’s mission has been to be an advocate and provide leadership in maintaining, protecting and enhancing the environmental quality of the Town of Washington and the surrounding area.

WEC organizes and support a wide range of community services, including the Earth Day roadside cleanup, Climate Change Awareness Day, Household Hazardous Waste Day, the Harwood Environmental Lecture Series, Environmental Programs for Local Schools, College Scholarships for Environmental Studies and many other one time environmental events. It is also an active environmental steward and intervenes early in situations that threaten to degrade the environment. Our goal is to keep Washington and the surrounding area the very special and beautiful place that it is for the enjoyment of present and future generations.


Household Hazardous Waste Day

DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: John Pettibone School - 2 Pickett Distric
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Pratt Nature Center Sponsorship
Applications for the Pratt Nature Center Sponsorship are now closed and will reopen sometime in spring of 2017.
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Earth Day
Join us for Washington's annual Earth Day roadside cleanup on April 23rd from 9:00 a.m until noon. WEC urges Washington ... more
Moon Dance
The Moon Dance was a blast as always! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and an even bigger thanks to all of our supporters!

Net proceeds from the Moon Dance went toward WEC's Scholarship Fund for Environmental Studies.