Town Meeting - March 28, 2013 - 8 pm at the East Haddam Town Meeting Hall
492 Town Street
Town Referendum (VOTE!) April 9, 2013 - 12 noon to 8 pm at the East Haddam Town Meeting HallThe State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has awarded grants to the Town of East Haddam for the purchase of two proper-ties. The Town’s share for such purchases may be fi-nanced by the issuance of general obligation bonds and notes of the Town.
Bound by Mill Road, Parker Road, the 230 acres of Conservation Easement area on the Dean Farm and a portion of Roaring Brook.
The parcel will be available for hiking, cross country skiing, wildlife observation, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, group camping, and photography.
At several locations Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River are visible.
This property has an open area available for group outings and has a well built gravel road to the scenic viewing area that is handicap accessible. The lack of nearby residential lighting provides opportunities for star gazing from this location. This parcel will provide continued wildlife habitat and corridor linkage in a very large forest block.
The parcel has a mix of upland hardwood forest, mountain laurel covered hills, exposed ledges, intermittent streams, vernal pools, and woodland wetlands that support a variety of the woodland species.
Zeiller Associates parcel on Clark Hill Road and Florida Road [98.22 acres]
The parcel will become a recreational property for hiking, cross country skiing, wildlife observation, fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding and photography.
Some land can be reclaimed for agricultural uses. The northern third of the property was used for agricultural purposes up until the 1970’s.
The parcel has a mix of upland hardwood forest, mountain laurel covered hills, exposed ledges, intermittent streams, vernal pools, old field habitat and woodland wetlands that support a variety of woodland species.
Part of the parcel has been actively forested in the past and is expected to continue to be a productive forest area.
As for fisheries, the property has 4000 feet of frontage on Roaring Brook, supports a healthy brook trout population and is part of the Whalebone Creek Watershed. This parcel would provide linkage to existing and potential open space.