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2019 Excellence in Conservation Organization Award

The Heritage Land Preservation Trust (HPLT) was honored by CLCC for its preservation of the historic Coe Brass Dam in the City of Torrington. Located along both sides on the West Branch of the Naugatuck River, the 12-acre site includes the dam, a gate house and a gorgeous sluiceway.

HPLT has done an outstanding job enhancing the site — including clearing the area of invasive brush and creating a park and benches on the eastern side — preserving open space, providing public use, and restoring an important historical location for city residents and trail users.