Southeastern Connecticut towns benefit from conservation grant money

9 Jan 2020

Several towns in southeastern Connecticut reaped the benefits of a portion of $9.1 million in state grants, awarded Monday, designating large swaths of land as open spaces.

Locally, a combined $3,787,200 was awarded to various organizations to preserve and protect land as open space in Groton, Montville, East Lyme and Ledyard. The effort, authorized under the state's Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program, "provides financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit land conservation organizations to acquire land for open space," according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's website.

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