Guilford Land Conservation Trust Pays It Off

May 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Land
A Guilford Land Conservation Trust sign on a tree. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

A Guilford Land Conservation Trust sign on a tree. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The end of March marked a significant occasion for the Guilford Land Conservation Trust (GLCT): The group made its final, $100,000 payment on the 17-acre parcel of land located in the center of Westwoods.

For more than four decades, the trust had been eying this parcel, one of the only pieces of land left in Westwoods that was not owned by the State of Connecticut or the GLCT. In August 2012, GLCT entered into a three-year-long, $300,000 contract with the private owner of this parcel to purchase the land, and, although the economy was in what GLCT President Sarah Williams called a “difficult place,” the GLCT board understood that this was not an opportunity to be missed.

Spreading the payments for the parcel out over several years afforded GLCT the additional time needed for fundraising.

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