Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thanks for reading

This Friday, August 2, will be my last day as the Conservation Technician for Connecticut Audubon Society. I will be moving on to become the Conservation and Outreach Coordinator for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York. My work at RTPI will be very similar to what I have done for over four years at CAS. I will be continuing to work remotely part-time to finish out this year as the Coordinator of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, but my writing here and all other CAS responsibilities will end. CAS Senior Director of Science and Conservation Milan Bull and Director of Conservation Services Anthony Zemba will be taking my place blogging here. They are terrific biologists who have spent their lives focused on Connecticut's environment and its wildlife and I definitely encourage you to keep reading!

You may or may not know that the President and Executive Director of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is past Connecticut Audubon Society Conservation Biologist Twan Leenders. Twan and I started this blog back in March 2010 as a way to show everyone the work we were doing. We wanted Connecticut to know what was going on in conservation circles in our state and the day to day efforts we undertook to try to care for our environment, educate the public, and be advocates for positive change on multiple levels. I hope that this blog has lived up to those goals. I would like to thank all of our readers for visiting, emailing, commenting, and allowing me to learn a lot as well. I want to also give my thanks to everyone at CAS for a fantastic experience during my time there as it was an invaluable education with a genuinely enjoyable workplace featuring many talented colleagues. We at RTPI intend to continue collaborating with CAS going forward.

Please keep in touch and visit us at RTPI if you are ever in the Jamestown area! Since Connecticut has been my home for nearly my entire life I will certainly be back to visit from time to time and I hope to see the state continuing to make progress for a better environmental future.

Thank you all!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician


  1. Geez Scott, to put it bluntly it really sucks to lose a young (yeah, we're still young!) and enthusiastic naturalist. As you know I've been a huge fan of your work on the blog, etc. CT is really going to miss you. Best of luck as I'm sure this is a move that's great for you. Hopefully we'll see you back in CT on a regular basis.

  2. Thank you in all regards, Nick. And my thanks to everyone else who has emailed me today! I hope you all know that Nick is right and that I will definitely be back and checking in on what is happening in CT constantly. The state is in good hands with the small but passionate group I leave behind headlined by people such as Nick.