Residents of Connecticut treasure this 1,000-acre coastal forest as a place to connect with nature close to home. But despite its name, the land still faces the threat of development.
The Trust for Public Land helps municipalities and other local partners conserve farmland under pressure or directly threatened with development.
Century-old Wilkus Farm is one of the last large open spaces in the Hartford suburb of Wethersfield. Many residents have fond childhood memories of playing at Wilkus Farm, a site emblematic of the town's agricultural history.
The Trust for Public Land helped permanently protect this New Hartford farmland in early 2009 by securing a conservation easement on the 59-acre property.
In November 2007, TPL permanently protected this historic farm, whose pastures, cornfields, and prominent rock outcroppings have contributed to the community's character for well over a century.
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