Urban Praises $947,000 Grant For Avalonia

April 19, 2018

Rep. Diana Urban offered congratulations Thursday to the Avalonia Land Conservancy after being awarded a state grant of $947,000. “It is with great pride I congratulate the Avalonia Land Conservancy for their most recent achievement and stunning award of $947,000 from three DEEP Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program (OSWA)," Urban said.

“The gifted funds will allow Avalonia over the next two years to purchase properties straddling three towns: North Stonington, Griswold and Preston. These properties encompass both conservation and historical value and are in close proximity to other conserved lands that will protect groundwater and wildlife corridors. All are spectacular parcels of land in our community and will be open to the public soon after acquisition and management plans are developed.

“Once again, hard work, dedication and perseverance have prevailed ensuring peace of mind, longevity and preservation in beautiful southeastern Connecticut,” Urban said.

Rep. Urban is the legislature’s House chair of the Children’s Committee.