In an acquisition that will preserve critical wildlife habitat and a well-known scenic view, the Guilford Land Conservation Trust recently purchased “Soundview,” a 45-acre property south of the railroad tracks and near the mouth of the East River.
The name “Soundview” refers to the development proposed for the land that would have included a bridge over the train tracks. The land, also known as the “Guilford Sluice” and “Saw Pit,” features marsh, field, and upland.
“It provides the beautiful backdrop for the views across the salt meadows from the town landing, Grass Island, and all along the lower East River,” land trust President Stephen Besse said of the newly protected property. [Read more…]