Posts Tagged ‘ The Preserve ’

Old Saybrook Land Trust gives $30,000 toward preserve purchase

Oct 14th, 2014 | By
From left, Old Saybrook Land Trust President Joe Nochera and Treasurer Mike Urban present Alicia Sullivan and Lori Fernand of The Trust for Public Land showcase a check for $30,000 toward The Preserve purchase at the trailhead on Ingham Hill Road. (photo: Bob Lorenz)

Old Saybrook Land Trust President Joe Nochera and Treasurer Mike Urban recently presented Alicia Sullivan and Lori Fernand of the Trust for Public Land with a $30,000 donation toward the purchase and preservation of the 1,000-acre Preserve.



Old Saybrook referendum favors purchase of The Preserve

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

Old Saybrook residents voted overwhelmingly to provide $3 million in town funds towards purchase of the property, which was once slated to be turned into golf courses and a housing development. Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Trust for Public Land are challenged to permanently protect this coastal forest that shelters wildlife and migratory birds, filters drinking water, and contains miles of hiking trails. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CFE and others as the story develops.



Old Saybrook residents to vote on The Preserve Tuesday, July 8

Jul 8th, 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)

Today, Old Saybrook residents have the opportunity to expand that impressive legacy when they vote on a plan to spend $3 million toward the purchase price of The Preserve, nearly 1,000 pristine acres on the shore of Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River.



Old Saybrook considers Preserve purchase plan

May 23rd, 2014 | By

A plan for the state and Old Saybrook to purchase The Preserve and jointly own it remains intact following a vote by the General Assembly at the end of the 2014 legislative session to authorize up to $2 million in state bonds for the purchase. The town of Old Saybrook has yet to approve its

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Preserving The Preserve in Old Saybrook

May 4th, 2014 | By

by The Day’s Nature Blogger Steve Fagin Extending for 1,000 acres on the shore of Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River, and containing a mix of unspoiled woodlands, wetlands and Atlantic White Cedar Swamp, the magnificent tract known simply as The Preserve represents, as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said last week,

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An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

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.