SECoast launched in January 2016 as a nonprofit nonpartisan collaborative effort partnering concerned local residents in coastal Connecticut and the Lower Connecticut River Valley with the statewide resources and expertise of The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. We have since formally separated from the Trust to expand across the southern New England coastline from Greenwich, Connecticut to Charlestown, Rhode Island. SECoast is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

In over a year of work leading and educating opposition to the Federal Railroad Administration’s plans for high-speed rail in Connecticut and Rhode Island, SECoast has gained a reputation as a fierce, principled, advocate of historic preservation, environmental protection, open and honest government.  Our work has been the subject of several dozen press interviews in Politico, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, WNPR, Connecticut Mirror, Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, Greenwich Time, Providence Journal, New London Day, Westerly Sun, and others. An archive of that work is available here. We have a very active social media presence on Facebook, where you can find us here and on Twitter here.

If you would like to schedule an interview, or learn more about our work, please feel free to contact Gregory Stroud either by email at gregorystroud@secoast.org or by phone at (860) 772-4349. Stroud is currently Executive Director of SECoast..

Prior to his work at SECoast, Stroud earned a Ph.D. in history, with a focus on early 20th-century preservation in Russia, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and taught history and literature at Bennington College. As Director of Special Projects at the Connecticut Trust, Stroud led the Trust’s statewide engagement on infrastructure planning in Connecticut, including the Northeast Corridor, NEC Future, I-95, I-84, and Let’s Go CT