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March 22, 2023

Commission Supports Haddam Land Trust Property Purchase

Map with property identified with an outline

The Connecticut River Gateway Commission voted at its February 23, 2023 meeting to provide $5,000 to the Haddam Land Trust to assist in its pending purchase of the 8.1 acre Kaye parcel on the east side of Saybrook Road, just south of Route 82 and the Beaver Pond.

The Haddam Land Trust was the sole bidder at a property auction by the town to recover back taxes. The land trust expressed its good faith interest in assuming ultimate responsibility for the property. If the trust does not close on the property, the monies will be returned to the Gateway Commission.

The accompanying image shows the property’s location and proximity to the Connecticut River. In deciding to support the acquisition, the Commission recognized that the parcel was within its conservation zone and the ecological benefits of its preservation.

The Commission, established by state statute in 1973 as a regional compact of the eight towns in the lower Connecticut River Valley, has assisted land trusts, conservation organizations and towns in protecting over 1100 acres of land within the Zone. It welcomes partnerships for future land protection.

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