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CLCC 2019 Regional Conservation Conversation

  • Honey Hill Preserve 11 Wampum Hill Road Weston, CT . 06883 United States (map)

Join us and our co-host the Connecticut Land Conservation Council to visit land conservation success stories made possible by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Program (OSWLA) - funded by the Community Investment Act - and other local investments.

One such conservation "success story" is the 38-acre Belknap property acquisition, which increased Aspetuck Land Trust’s Honey Hill Preserve in Weston/Wilton to 119-acres. Aspetuck Land Trust purchased the parcel for $380,000 in 2017 with help from a $165,000 grant from the CT DEEP’s OSWLA program. Enjoy a fun, informal walk in the Honey Hill Preserve on the newly opened Belknap Trail and talk with State legislators, other elected officials, land trust representatives, and community leaders. The event is free and open to land trust members and others interested in discussing our state, regional, and local conservation priorities.

The 38-acre Belknap property is a key parcel in Aspetuck Land Trust’s efforts to create a 706-acre protected forest block on the Weston/Wilton border by preserving 289-acres of unprotected land, the “last frontier” of open space in our area. To date, Aspetuck Land Trust has protected over 50 acres in the Weston/Wilton Forest Block including the 38-acre Belknap property.