Atkinson-Dirlam Preserve Project

Avalonia Land Conservancy is seeking support to complete the acquisition of approximately 250 acres of property located in Gales Ferry CT. This project was recently awarded a CT Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition grant, covering approximately 65% of the cost to acquire these vital properties.

This acquisition will significantly expand the newly State recognized Great Oak Greenway, contributing over five miles of wide, compacted woods roads and additional single-track trails to create one of the largest trail systems in southeastern Connecticut. Not only that, these properties also contribute significantly to the Great Brook and Long Island Sound watersheds given the large streams that flow directly through the properties into Thompson Brook, onto Great Brook, then Groton Reservoir and beyond into Long Island Sound.

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Help us meet our goal and donate to the 2000-Acre Campaign for the Atkinson-Dirlam Preserve Project and other acquisitions.