Posts Tagged ‘ The Preserve ’

An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

Mar 10th, 2014 | By
This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (Photo: © R Lorenz)

The Trust For Public Land is trying to raise $12 million through a combination of state and town funding, along with private donations, to purchase and preserve the land. The effort has been supported by the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Connecticut Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy. For more on this story, visit: Old

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Group looks to save The Preserve in Old Saybrook

Jan 12th, 2014 | By

Stepping atop a small knoll beside the old muddy cart path through the 1,000-acre forest known as The Preserve, Christopher Cryder took the stance of a golfer, grasped an imaginary club and took a swing. “Right up there is where hole number 6 was planned of the championship golf course,” he said, addressing about 50

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CFE applauds long-awaited conservation opportunity for ‘The Preserve’ (update)

Jul 31st, 2013 | By
This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (photo: © R. Lorenz)

After 15-Year Fight, a deal has been reached to purchase the thousand-acre forest in eastern Connecticut for conservation purposes.

“This is a momentous development in protecting Connecticut’s open space,” said Roger Reynolds, legal director and director of land protection programs for CFE. “This agreement finally gives Connecticut the opportunity to conserve one of the last major unprotected coastal wetland and coastal forest complexes between New York City and Boston.”

For more on this important story of land conservation in Connecticut, click on this environmental headline!



Neighbors Sue Inland Wetlands Commission Over River Sound Development

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

Kenneth and Judith Bombaci of 86 Ingham Hill Road have filed a law suit in Superior Court in Middletown contending the Essex Inland Wetland & Watercourses Commission (IWWC) acted in “an abuse of the discretion, responsibilities, and duties” it holds under state law, and its own regulations, when it granted approval to an inland wetlands

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Haddam Land Swap Foe — Phil Miller — named Environment Committee vice chairman

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

First-term state Rep. Philip Miller, D-Essex, a vocal but unsuccessful opponent of the controversial “Haddam land swap” bill approved this year by the General Assembly, was named vice-chairman of the legislative environment committee Wednesday.



ASaP.org launches new website, petition, to preserve 1,000 acres eyed for development

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

The organization is asking people to sign their online petition to “let the Old Saybrook Planning Commission know that Connecticut’s last unfragmented coastal forest must be protected.”



Caution urged at Old Saybrook hearing on Preserve development

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

Public interest in development plans for The Preserve, which includes 114 acres of wetlands, hasn’t waned despite the project’s lengthy tangles in court.



Another go-round for Preserve

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

After Planning Commission Chairman Robert McIntyre called the meeting in the woods to order and instructed the group to ask only site orientation questions until the next public hearing, the hiking tour of the site began.



New Preserve Project Hearing Opens in Old Saybrook

Dec 16th, 2010 | By

“The Preserve” development proposal is back before the town of Old Saybrook and all future options — including a possible sale to conservationists — are on the table.



Developers still covet The Preserve; Dec. 1 hearing set

Nov 6th, 2010 | By

The seemingly endless quest of developers to turn what’s known as The Preserve into a high-end community of homes and a golf course continues.



Court sides with Saybrook on Preserve

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

A court decision has for the second time been handed down in favor of the town in a case involving hundreds of acres that have been at the center of a tug-of-war for nearly a decade.



The Preserve: Developer appeals lower court ruling on 1,000 acres

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

River Sound Development, LLC, has filed a petition with the Connecticut Supreme Court to appeal a lower court’s ruling on proposed development of the 1,000-acre parcel of forested wetlands known as the Preserve.