Wyndham Land Trust, Inc.
PO Box 302
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
May 25, 2018
For immediate release
Land Trust Still Active in Thompson
The Wyndham Land Trust continues to acquire land on Bull Hill in Thompson in an effort to protect this large, unbroken forested lot from development. The land trust now owns 771 acres on Bull Hill, including a few adjacent properties across the town line in Woodstock.
David Ostrowski and Karen Durlach, residents of Thompson, recently donated 10 acres on Bull Hill to the land trust. Ostrowski, who had owned the property for over 30 years, stipulated that it be preserved as a bird sanctuary and wildlife habitat and that the parcel be called Avian Haven Wildlife Preserve.
“We appreciate nature’s wildlife: fur, feathers, leaves, and mushrooms,” explained Ostrowski “both above and below ground. It brings satisfaction when you’re in contact with nature. It’s hard to describe, but you need that contact to be healthy. Nature has given us a lot, and I wanted to give something back by preserving this property forever.
“We have been stewards for the land trust for many years, and when we heard of the Bull Hill project we felt it was a perfect fit for preservation. We hope that the land trust continues to protect more of Bull Hill, one or two steps at a time.”
The land trust continues to host guided walks on the Bull Hill, including a joint Connecticut Trails Day/Last Green Valley Spring Outdoors event on Saturday, June 2 from 10am to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Take Senextet Road off Route 171 in Woodstock and turn right on Bull Hill Road. Drive up to the parking area beyond the metal gate.
Press Release by Wyndham Land Trust Vice President, Michael Green.
For more information contact: Marcy B. Dawley