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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 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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Westbrook senator touts new law promoting wildlife refuge

Nov 25th, 2013 | By

Sen. Art Linares (R-Westbrook), Rep. Tom Vicino (D-Clinton), and Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) presented a ceremonial Connecticut Department of Transportation sign to Rick Potvin, refuge manager at the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge in Westbrook. The presentation marked a new Connecticut law, sponsored by Sen. Linares, which aims to attract more visitors to

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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! 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.”

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.

Westbrook, Transit District Unveils Bus Shelters (update)

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

The Town of Westbrook and 9 Town Transit held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, August 31, to unveil the area’s first bus shelters. The Day reports witih photo.