A North Branford man has donated to the Guilford Land Conservation Trust 17 acres that include part of the headwaters of the Branford River. Dan Troiano made the gift to the land trust on December 29, 2011. “This was a very generous and thoughtful act that will help to preserve an important watershed for future generations,” said Sarah Williams, President of the Land Trust. “We are grateful for the support of the many landowners in Guilford who have chosen to include our organization as they plan for their land.”
The property lies between Route 80 and open space on County Road purchased by the Town of Guilford from the Dudley family in 2003. To the north of the Town-owned land is a significant corridor owned by the Guilford Land Conservation Trust and the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority. Streams and wetlands on the newly acquired land flow west through North Branford and eventually into the Branford River. “I am pleased that this wonderful property will be able to be preserved,” Troiano said. “The Land Trust made the whole donation process as easy as it could be, and I appreciate their efforts.”
The Guilford Land Conservation Trust is an all-volunteer charitable organization founded in 1965. Williams noted that many transactions with the land trust can lead to substantial tax advantages, in addition to enabling landowners to control future uses of their property. “We are investing in Guilford for the long term,” she said. To learn more about the Guilford Land Conservation Trust, please visit www.guilfordlandtrust.org.