Open Space Preservation in Stratford

January 9, 2020

The State of Connecticut is awarding grants to help preserve open space across Connecticut, including in Stratford.

A $10,500 grant will purchase 4-plus acres of open space contiguous to the town-owned North End Park in Stratford. The purpose of the acquisition is to protect 300 linear feet of stream that flows into the park’s pond, and to create a hiking trail for passive recreation. The existing pond offers fishing for largemouth bass and pan fish species. Fishing would be made available to the public in the acquired stream.

The grants are authorized under the state’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program, which is administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and assists local governments, land trusts, and water companies in purchasing land to protect open space.

I thank the governor and state environmental officials for announcing these grant awards.