Pomfret Receives Grant for Open Space Acquisition

January 8, 2020

State Representative Pat Boyd, D – Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, Woodstock, is pleased to announce the Town of Pomfret will receive $187,250 to acquire the 131-acre Frankfurter Project.

"Open space is essential to environmental protection and conservation. In the wake of increased development activities in our state, it is critical that we secure and protect natural lands and resources," sand Rep. Boyd. "Open space conservation helps preserve wildlife habitats, offers passive recreation, and buffers against climate change."

The Frankfurter project is accessible from the Airline Trail as well as from Wolf Den Road and the New England Forestry Foundation's trail system. Bass fishing will be permitted on the property's pond.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Wednesday afternoon the state of Connecticut awarded a total of $9.1 million for the purchase of 2,466 acres of land in 24 communities. The grants are authorized under the state's Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program, administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The program assists municipalities, land trusts, and water companies in purchasing land for open space and preserving it in perpetuity.