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 for and provide leadership in maintaining, protecting and enhancing the environmental quality of the Town of Washington and the surrounding area.

WEC organizes and supports 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.


WEC's 2018 fiscal year starts 10/1/17 and ends 9/30/18. If you would like to be a 2018 member, please make your donation... more
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January 18, 2018 - Screening of "Bag It"
Join WEC and WMS for a screening of the documentary "Bag It" at 7 PM.

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Latest News
January 18, 2018 - Our next Earth Day 5K and Roadside Cleanup is scheduled for April 21, 2018. This is a great out-and-back race for beginner runners because the course is fairly flat, which isn't always easy to find in Litchfield County. Bring a dog to run with you!

December 6, 2017 - It's not receiving enough attention in the media, but did you know there was a 5 million gallon sewage spill in Waterbury this past October? Read more about this awful incident at the Rivers Alliance of CT website.

December 4, 2017 - WEC and WMS are co-sponsoring a FREE screening of the documentary Bag It. For more information, click here.

November 20, 2017 - It's time to ban glyphosate. Sign this petition and bring this matter to Governor Dannel Malloy now! Once enough signatures are collected, it will be presented to Governor Dannel Malloy and he will be asked for an Executive Ban on this toxic carcinogen. Learn mor... more