Stamford Land Conservation Trust Acquires New Preserve Fronting Mianus River
Three-Acre Preserve Extends Protections to Vanishing Riverfront Habitat
Stamford, June 20, 2017: The Stamford Land Conservation Trust today announced the acquisition of its 54th nature preserve, along the Mianus River and adjacent to the Mianus River Park. This new preserve provides valuable wooded and wetland habitat for wildlife, extends protection for the river and maintains irreplaceable open space, which might otherwise be threatened by development. In addition, by virtue of being contiguous to the existing park and close to other parks and preserves, it contributes to a substantial and growing river ecosystem critical for many species.
“The Stamford Land Conservation Trust expresses its appreciation to the van Caloen family for their generous donation of this magnificent preserve,” says SLCT President Harry Day. “Thanks to their donation and the continuing efforts of the SLCT and its volunteers, the people and wildlife of Stamford will enjoy the continuing benefits of this pristine riverfront woodland in perpetuity.”
About SLCT: The Stamford Land Conservation Trust was founded in 1972 to preserve the benefits of open space in Stamford by acquiring and managing and preserves throughout the city. Together, these preserves enhance the livability and environmental sustainability of Stamford. Through the efforts of its volunteers and donors, the SLCT protects more than 50 preserves comprising over 425 acres. The SLCT is a member supported 501(c) (3) tax deductible organization funded entirely through its donors. More information on the SLCT and its activities can be found at www.stamfordland.org