A $200,000 state grant was awarded to purchase 41 acres of property for use as open space land as part of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme.
According to a new release from Governor Malloy's Office, the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve overlooks the Niantic River and is currently over 400 acres in size. Purchasing the 41-acre Bayreuther Property, which abuts the current 420-acre preserve, will bring the total preserved acreage for Oswegatchie Hills to 461 acres.
The preserve was created through a public/private partnership between the Town of East Lyme, Friends of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve, East Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, various federal agencies, and others. The preserve is open to the public and offers numerous hiking trails over this large undeveloped coastal waterfront forest.
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