Connecticut Water donation helps Killingworth Land Conservation Trust Preserve 52 Acres

Nov 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Land

Connecticut Water Company has presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust (KLCT) to help fund the purchase of 52 acres of land off Roast Meat Hill Road.

The land, known as the Welter Property, includes a major tributary stream in the watershed of Connecticut Water’s Kelseytown Reservoir that is the primary source of drinking water for the company’s customers in the towns of Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. The check presentation was made on November 6, at the Welter Property.

Les Riblet, Bob Broach, Terry O’Neill, Bruce Dodson, Sue Davenport, Eric Thornburg and Catherine Iino at Welter Property for Connecticut Water’s donation of $25,000 to the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust. (contributed)

Les Riblet, Bob Broach, Terry O’Neill, Bruce Dodson, Sue Davenport, Eric Thornburg and Catherine Iino at Welter Property for Connecticut Water’s donation of $25,000 to the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust. (contributed)

“Connecticut Water has a long tradition of being good stewards of land and water resources that supply the drinking water to the families and communities we serve across the state,” according to Eric W. Thornburg, President and CEO of Connecticut Water. “We understand how important water is to good health, economic vitality, public fire protection and the recreational opportunities afforded by water resources.

“We are pleased to be able to support the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust in their effort to preserve the Welter Property for future generations and ensure the quality of the water in the Kelseytown Reservoir watershed,” he said.

“On behalf of the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust, we are grateful for the donation made by Connecticut Water but we still have more work to do,” said Sue Davenport, President of the KLCT. “Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of this year to fully fund the purchase of the Welter Property.”  Davenport noted that the Welter Property links the Parmelee Farm property with the Platt Nature Center.

Additional information on the Welter Property and how donations can be made to the KLCT to fund the purchase of this land are available online at www.KLCT52.org.

A video of comments made by Eric Thornburg, Sue Davenport, and Catherine Iino, First Selectman, regarding the donation and efforts to preserve the Welter Property are available on Connecticut Water’s Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CTWtr) and YouTube  (www.youtube.com/user/CTWaterCo) pages.

 

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