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The town of Cheshire recently acquired 45-acres with over 3200 feet of frontage on the Mill River. The Regional Water Authority and Cheshire Land Trust (CLT) contributed to the acquisition and jointly hold a conservation easement on the property. The land provides an essential link to an important greenbelt corridor in town. Additional funds for the purchase came from the Audubon CT Wetland In Lieu Fee Program.

“Acquiring the property for open space will help to protect the Mill River and promote efforts to improve the water quality of this section of the river. We are pleased and exceedingly grateful to all of those who made the acquisition possible,” said CLT President Joy VanderLek.

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