Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
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The mission of Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is to conserve waterfowl and wetlands through research, education, and conservation action. LRWC houses one of the largest and most diverse collections of waterfowl in North America; the Conservancy maintains a flock of over 80 species totaling over 500 birds! LRWC is a breeding facility for rare and endangered species and thus helps to maintain genetic diversity in the captive waterfowl population, is involved in Species Survival Plans, and has participated in Captive Release Programs. LRWC also conducts and supports a diverse array of research studies related to broadening the understanding of waterfowl and species conservation. In addition, the Conservancy’s waterfowl provide a unique opportunity for students of all ages to engage in personal connections with birds they would probably never otherwise encounter. The chance to study living examples of avian biodiversity firsthand leaves students with a greater appreciation for birds and the desire to conserve them. LRWC offers Environmental Education Programs for elementary, middle, high school, and college students as well as for adults. Programs are given at LRWC, in classrooms around Connecticut and New York, and now over the web to anywhere in the world through our Distance Learning Programs. LRWC is also open for public visitation during the spring, summer, and fall, providing visitors from all over the chance to learn about waterfowl, wetlands, and the efforts to conserve them.
55 Duck Pond Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759