Wilton land trust wins grant to preserve 183 Ridgefield Road Jeannette Ross Jan. 8, 2020 Updated: Jan. 13, 2020 11:06 a.m.
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Wilton Conservation Land Trust Executive Director Donna Merrill surveys the meadow at 183 Ridgefield Road last summer.
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The Wilton Woman’s Club presents a check last June for $28,000 to the Wilton Land Conservation Trust and its project Save 183 Ridgefield Road. From left are Donna Merrill, Scott Bogan, Craig Johnson, Mark Rice, Kathy Poirier, Bruce Beebee, Liz Salguero, Dianne deWitt, Andrea Bates, Mike Foster, and Jennifer Toll.
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WILTON — The Wilton Land Conservation Trust has won a grant from the state for $707,000 to preserve the 13.4-acre parcel at 183 Ridgefield Road. The grant was announced this morning by Gov. Ned Lamont.
The grant was the linchpin in the land trust’s efforts to save the property that was at the center of heated debate when a
historic house on the property was demolished in 2016 to make way for a proposed development of age-restricted housing.