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.

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Membership
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
Support WEC
WEC thrives today because there are people willing to support its mission to be an advocate and provide leadership in ma... more
Issues
The Washington Environmental Council is involved in a number of issues specific to the region. In the past, we've helped... more
Latest News
September 29, 2017 - Consider signing this petition to save our pollinators. "Bees are dying by the million, a... more
Volunteer
WEC's dedicated volunteers have benefited Washington and the surrounding area for over four decades.

Our board of direc
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Mission Statement
To be an advocate and provide leadership in maintaining, protecting and enhancing the environmental quality of the Town of Washington and the surrounding region.
To Accomplish its Mission, The Council:
  • Works closely with town officials, agencies and commissions on specific environmental issues;
  • Works closely with other not-for-profit organizations in Washington and neighboring towns on environmental issues that are of mutual interest;
  • Monitors all important environmental issues affecting the Town of Washington;
  • Acts as a visible watchdog in local environmental matters to discourage environmental degradation before it occurs;
  • Maintains a website and publishes a newsletter and other educational material covering environmental issues and topics of interest to the residents of Washington;
  • Through its Michael Harwood Memorial Lecture Series, affords Washington residents the opportunity to hear leading speakers discuss current environmental topics and issues;
  • Works closely with the town’s public and private schools on student exposure to environmental topics and offers scholarships to qualified students for environmental studies at the college and graduate school levels;
  • Develops and supports a variety of other programs that help to maintain, protect and enhance the environment.
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