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Aerial view of a swampy and forested preserve

Middlesex Land Trust (MLT) has purchased 147 acres for permanent protection, which will become the Meshomasic Rattlesnake Brook Preserve. It is named for its proximity to MLT’s existing Rattlesnake Brook Preserve and the Meshomasic State Forest. This project received $9,800 from the CLCC TAG program during the 2022 Fall Round and a $364,000 grant through CT DEEP’s OSWA program. The conservation of this land will contribute to habitat and biodiversity protection, improved water quality, and climate stabilization. Once the property is prepared for public access, it will also allow residents to go hiking, birdwatching, or picnicking…

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Photo courtesy of Ehren and Gary Meisinger