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.


Latest News
October 4, 2016 - WEC welcomes Diane Lash Decker and Carrie Rowe as new Co-Presidents of the Council! Former President C... more
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
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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WEC is a nonprofit organization that relies on its members to fund its annual budget. Your donations allow us to protect our environment, to advocate on critical issues and to educate our next generation. Our Annual Membership Drive begins October 1st at the start of our fiscal year.

Each person, corporation or other entity making a monetary donation shall be considered a member for a 12-month period following the donation. Membership to the Council is open to anyone.

To become a member you can use the "Please Donate" button to make your donation electronically through the PayPal link. Or, you can print a membership form from the related link and send your donation to: Washington Environmental Council, P.O. Box 283, Washington Depot, CT 06794.