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Group of people from the Farmington Land Trust with Governor Lamont and other CT state legislators

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Black and white photo of Wilcox-Bushley homestead

Wilcox-Bushley Homestead in 1950 courtesy of Farmington Land Trust

“These funds will allow us to expand our outreach to the Greater Hartford region and increase access to nature and environmental education.” – Francie Brown Holmes, president of the Farmington Land Trust Board

Last week, the Connecticut State Bond Commission, chaired by Governor Ned Lamont, approved $250,000 in funding for the Farmington Land Trust’s Wilcox-Bushley Homestead, a 24-acre property near the West District School. The funding will support renovations that protect the historic property, which dates back to 1880. The funds will also be used for educational programs at the environmental learning center that teach young people about the importance of land conservation and stewardship. The State Bond Commission funds were announced by Senator Derek Slap, Senator Rick Lopes, and Representative Mike Demicco…

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Photo Credit: Farmington Land Trust with Governor Lamont and State Legislators (Farmington Land Trust)