Guilford is a recreationist’s dream. It sits on Long Island Sound, offering access to all kinds of water activities, and North Guilford, especially, is a hiker’s paradise. The town has preserved a higher percentage of land as open space than any other in the state. It also offers great historical sites and cultural events. And its Green is considered one of the prettiest in the region.
The Guilford Land Conservation Trust (GLCT) has a new president. David Grigsby has taken the helm of Connecticut’s largest single-town land trust as it moves into its 51st year. A resident of Guilford since 1991, Grigsby is an attorney with a practice focusing on commercial real estate. He has previously served two full terms on the Guilford Planning & Zoning Commission, and was a long time board member of the Guilford Keeping Society. Welcome, David!
The Guilford Land Conservation Trust thanks two regional community foundations for their generosity in supporting the preservation of 17.5 acres in Westwoods: the New Alliance Foundation ($5,000) and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven ($3,000).
These generous contributions recognize the importance of protecting beautiful natural spaces in our community for all to enjoy.
Board Member Ted Mankovich took this photo of a juvenile golden eagle flying over Land Trust property on Monday, November 10th. “We don’t get many sitings in Connecticut. They are often mistaken for vultures as adults since their markings are fairly indistinct as adults. This one has the characteristic juvenile wing and tail white.”
Thanks for sharing, Ted!
The grant, awarded by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection through the competitive Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program, is in support of the 17-acre, $225,000 acquisition in Westwoods.