The Connecticut Forest and Park Association advocates for pro-parks legislation and responsible land management statewide. The organization is most well-known for maintaining Connecticut’s Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System, over 825 miles of pathway intended for hiking, trail running, and wilderness exploration. The CFPA employs a devoted staff with experience in environmental conservation and is led by a dedicated Board of Directors. They work tirelessly to connect people with the land in order to protect forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces in Connecticut. They campaign on local, state, and federal issues impacting Connecticut state parks. To increase public awareness of those issues, the CFPA host events throughout the year targeting both the environmentally conscious and local populations.