The Kent Land Trust and the Connecticut land Conservation Council among others will be in Kent today for a special event called a Celebration of Conservation in Connecticut. They will be joined by 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. The three will be participating in a panel discussion on the environmental and economic benefits of preserving open space. They will also be talking about their work to make the conservation easement tax incentive permanent and to increase federal funding for conservation. The panel will take questions from the audience. The event takes place at Kent Barns at 10am.