[OPINION] Aspetuck Land Trust Head Urges Westonites: Vote Today!

Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant writes:

We need the help of all Weston voters to come out today (Saturday, September 18, noon to 8 p.m., Weston Town Hall), to cast your ballot approving the town’s sale of the 85-acre Fromson Strassler property to Aspetuck Land Trust to preserve it forever as open space.

Protecting this property is a major step in Aspetuck Land Trust’s multi-year effort to preserve a 700-acre undeveloped forest block along the Weston-Wilton border. Aspetuck has won a $625,000 state grant and received private donations to cover the $1.143 million acquisition cost. The sale has broad support from Weston’s elected leaders including the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Boulder talus wetlands, one of the many habitats on the Fromson Strassler property,

To close the deal, Weston voters must approve it. The Land Trust encourages all Weston voters to vote today for the sale of the property to Aspetuck Land Trust.

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to preserve a property of this size, by Fairfield County standards.

The property is heavily forested, with extensive wetlands, streams, boulder fields, steep slopes, ledge and rock outcrops that support a diverse array of wildlife and rare species like the Eastern box turtle.

This is your opportunity to help preserve a landmark property for future generations. The property will be trailed for hikers to enjoy.

For more information about the property and sale on the ALT website, click here.

Map of the proposed purchase.

 

2 responses to “[OPINION] Aspetuck Land Trust Head Urges Westonites: Vote Today!

  1. Hooray for the Aspetuck Land Trust. They do great work and need the support of all.
    Don Bergmann

  2. Was it approved?

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