We’d like to congratulate all recent OSWA recipients for the most recent round, protecting 1,013 acres of open space in 17 Connecticut communities! Your important work protecting open space is critical in our fight against climate change and creates vital outdoor recreation opportunities for residents across Connecticut.
Special shoutout to the town of Oxford, the Nature Conservancy in Redding, the Salisbury Association, Sharon Land Trust, Southbury Land Trust, Aspetuck Land Trust in Wilton, and Winchester Land Trust whose projects all fall within the Follow the Forest corridor. This gets us closer to reaching Follow the Forest’s goal of protecting at least 50% of each core forest and a secure linkage connecting each core, ensuring that wildlife can keep moving across the landscape as the climate changes.
The Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program is administered each year by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Learn more about these fantastic conservation projects here.