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Split photo of wooded preserve and a horse

Wyndham Land Trust

“Our parents loved nature and history, both of which are bountiful on this property. Every person walking along the trails, taking in the beauty and grace of the fern-covered forest and babbling brooks, is paying homage to Harry and Deb Townshend, who so loved their land.” – Nancy Townshend-Vess

Last month, the Townshend family kindly donated a 227-acre property to Wyndham Land Trust (WLT). The property near Ragged Hill Road in Pomfret was protected to memorialize Harry and Deb Townshend and provide open space to the community. The donation further expands the Nightingale Forest, an area WLT works to protect for the nearby wetlands that serve as a bird habitat. In honor of the Townshend family’s love of equestrian events, WLT will host an annual Ride for Open Space. This land was conserved with support from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s Transaction Assistance Grant Program, in addition to other sponsors…

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Photo Credit: Wooded Area with Ferns and Horse in Wooded Area (Wyndham Land Trust)