Old Lyme to host land conservation seminar

Old Lyme -- The Old Lyme Open Space Commission and Old Lyme Land Trust will co-sponsor, “Preserving the Legacy of Your Land,” a land conservation seminar and discussion from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 22 at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall.

The event will help property owners understand their options and plan for the preservation of their land, covering information about various land conservation strategies.

Leading the program will be Amy B. Paterson, attorney and executive director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council. In her current role, Paterson advises local land trusts and other land conservation organizations in the longterm protection of Connecticut’s farmland, forests, wildlife habitats, watersheds and wetlands and advocates on their behalf at the state Capitol.

During the program, conservation options will be described, including easements, sale or donation of land, and protecting land in the event of resale. Patterson will also speak about working with land conservation organizations on an individuals’ personal conservation goals, financial situation, and family needs.

Paterson and representatives from The Trust for Public Land, the Old Lyme Land Trust and the Old Lyme Open Space Commission will answer questions following the presentation.

For information, contact Diana Atwood Johnson,chairwoman of the open space commission, at: (860) 434-9383 or at: dianaajohnson@me.com; or Christina Clayton, president of the land trust, at (860) 434-6294 or at claykol@att.net.

Information about the seminar partners can be found at: the Old Lyme Open Space Commission page, the Old Lyme Land Trust page and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council.

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