The Shelton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. is pleased to announce to the citizens of the City of Shelton and nature lovers everywhere its newest land acquisition. We are pleased to report our Thiele Woods parcel just grew by one acre, now totaling 4.28 acres. This parcel located at 706 Long Hill Avenue also borders an additional two acres of City of Shelton owned open space. The additional acre now gives additional street frontage to the property forever protecting the natural landscape along the road. The wooded parcel features an intermittent stream, a steep upland area containing unique rock outcroppings, and is home to area wildlife. The trust was contacted this past fall by William Thiele who expressed interest in donating the property to the trust. After a site walk the trust confirmed it was a great addition to our existing parcel. We took title to the property earlier this year, soon the trust will be installing a sign to identify the piece and give recognition to the donor. Stewardship plans will address removal of some scattered invasive plant species before they fully consume the area. This work will be done mostly by volunteers but welcome donations that help support our stewardship efforts. If you see us out there stop by to say hi or lend a hand as we are always looking for volunteers.
Founded in 1969, the Shelton Land Conservation Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection open spaces in Shelton, Connecticut. We are member supported and accept additional donations. The trust currently owns over 360 acres throughout the City of Shelton. Our properties have been acquired by purchase, partnership, grant, and bequest. The Trust's members and officers are your neighbors who are working to save some of our streams, ponds, woodlands and marshes for native wildlife and for the enjoyment and education of those throughout the community.