East Haddam and East Hampton win $ 143,400 in public funds for open spaces


The East Haddam and East Hampton initiatives are among statewide ones that will receive approximately $ 200,000 to help purchase land to carry out regional projects under the 2020s. Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Awards.

The State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection administers these exemptions, according to a press release from State Senator Norm Needleman, D-Essex. “I am grateful to DEEP and the Governor for these grants, which will go a long way in preserving the natural beauty we experience every day in Middlesex County,” he said in a prepared statement.

“These projects will help our local cities preserve key open spaces and protect our forests and watersheds from threats of development or pollution. I also want to thank the workers and volunteers who are dedicated to keeping Connecticut natural, wild and beautiful, ”added Needleman.

The following regional projects will be funded:


Hampton East: $ 46,500 to acquire the 7.5-acre Christopher property, which contains Christopher Pond, fed directly from a tributary of Pocotopaug Lake. This purchase is motivated by the hope of protecting Christopher Brook, protecting and improving the quality of the water as it suffers from cyanobacteria blooms every summer. If acquired, the public would be allowed to use the property for fishing, kayaking, hiking and picnicking.

Haddam East: $ 96,900 to purchase the 124-acre Hayward Parcel on the O’Connell Road Extension, mostly forest land with mostly oak trees, located upstream of the Eightmile River watershed and supporting bird species nesting in the Woods. It is one of a large series of protected open space properties.

For more information, visit portal.ct.gov/DEEP.

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