Hikers enlist in cause of saving Oswegatchie Hills

Jun 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Land

A rare coastal forest similar to the 1,000 acres in Old Saybrook known as The Preserve, Oswegatchie Hills is also deserving of the state’s help in finally securing its future as protected land, Klee said. The state has pledged $2 million toward the purchase of the Old Saybrook property, and a referendum in Old Saybrook authorizing the town to contribute $3 million is pending. A coalition of groups joined the effort to save The Preserve from development, including the Connecticut Fund for the Environment-Save the Sound and the Trust for Public Land, both of which were represented at Oswegatchie Hills on Monday.

“We’re willing to work with them on this, with The Preserve as a new model to follow, but we need a willing seller,” DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee said. “We (DEEP) can use our ability to leverage federal funds.”

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