Land Trust gets two-acre donation

A fox is seen at property on the O’Sullivan Preserve, which was just purchased by the Greenwich Land Trust.

A fox is seen at property on the O’Sullivan Preserve, which was just purchased by the Greenwich Land Trust.

Christmas came early for the Greenwich Land Trust (GLT), which has accepted a gift of two acres of open space on Hillside Road in central Greenwich from Anita and Jeff O’Sullivan.

“The Land Trust is delighted to receive this beautiful land which connects two small parcels of open space, creating a larger greenway and providing open space benefits of clean air and water to the surrounding area,” said Jane Hogeman, GLT Board president.

For many years, the O’Sullivans visualized protecting this wooded area that is frequented by wildlife including hawks, owls, foxes and small mammals.

A stone outcropping with a stand of mixed deciduous and evergreen forest occupies the majority of the property. Standing snags and brush piles provide habitat for many bird and mammal species. Native ferns, shrubs and wildflowers are present throughout the wetland area and the woodland.

Conservation lands in the community help protect air and water, offer scenic vistas and provide wildlife habitat. Donations of conservation land to a not-for-profit organization such as The Greenwich Land Trust receive favorable federal tax treatment. For more information on donating land, call Executive Director Ginny Gwynn at 203-629-2151.

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