SECoast launched in January 2016 as a nonprofit 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.

Since spinning off as an independent 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in 2017, our work has expanded across the southern New England coastline from Greenwich, CT to Charlestown, RI, where we have engaged a variety of topics including the widening of I-95, high-speed rail, affordable housing, statewide and regional planning.

In just over two years, SECoast has gained a reputation as a fierce, principled, tech-savvy advocate of historic preservation, environmental protection, open and honest government. Our work has been the subject of several dozen press interviews and stories 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.