Final Purchase Price Set for The Preserve!

aerial image of 1000 acre forest

The 1000 acre forest, known as “The Preserve”

The Trust for Public Land just announced that it has reached a new agreement this week with River Sound, LLC (subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.) setting the purchase price for the 1,000-acre forest known as The Preserve at $8.09 Million. The price is based on recent Appraisals. Work continues with the Town of Old Saybrook, the Essex Land Trust, the State of Connecticut and conservationists to raise the funds needed to buy this important coastal forest to conserve it forever as a natural asset for our region and our state.

Conserving this land will:

  • safeguard clean water, as this land includes tributaries to three rivers that flow to Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River,
  • protect important natural resources, such as the 38 vernal pools on the land and critical habitat,
  • foster the coastal and natural character of the region and the state, including trails connecting with other protected land.

The campaign is supported by:

Audubon Connecticut

Clinton Land Trust

Connecticut River Gateway Commission

Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

Connecticut Land Conservation Council

Old Saybrook Historical Society

Essex Land Trust

Essex Meadows

Friends of the Preserve

Lower Connecticut River Council of Governments

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Old Saybrook Democratic Town Committee

Old Saybrook Garden Club

Old Saybrook Land Trust

The Nature Conservancy

Westbrook Land Conservation Trust

Join our Campaign.  Your support is essential.
For more information or to donate,
Email Kate Brown Project Manager, The Trust for Public Land, or call 203-777-7367 ext. 5
Email Alicia Betty State Director,  The Trust for Public Land or 203-777-7367 ext. 1

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