Bernie climbed the tree stand we found on the Moodus Reservoir land the town is looking to purchase as open space
. The land is part of a 116 acre tract known as the Sabine property
on the south side of the reservoir. The reservoir is regarded by some as one of the best canoeing spots
in the state of Connecticut. There is habitat for native plants and animal species listed as threatened, endangered or of special concern. The parcel is adjacent to hundreds more acres of land already under open space protections or agricultural easement. A public hearing was held at the East Haddam Town Hall last week about this land, and another parcel in the Eight Mile River watershed, and those who attended gave the purchase proposal uniform support.
What is "open space"? What is sought to preserve? It is "...land that is left in its natural state or for farming or forestry, and that preserves agriculture, scenic views, water quality, wildlife, passive recreation and archeological sites
."FOR MORE INFO: DEP Report on Moodus Reservoir | Town of East Haddam | East Haddam Land Trust | Recent legislation supporting preservation of open space | Litchfield County's Open Space Equity Group who have also published a readable Guide for Open Space Preservation | About citizen initiated Community Planning Efforts |
Labels: community planning, hunting, land preservation, moodus reservoir, open space