Largest State Acquisition of Open Space Land in State's History
State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Represented the State of Connecticut in the largest open space acquisition in the history of Connecticut. In an agreement reached between the State of Connecticut and the Kelda Group, its Aquarion and BHC Company subsidiaries, the State acquired the rights to more than 15,300 acres of the water utility's land for preservation as open space. The purchase price exceeded $90 million. The open space acreage in Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven and Hartford Counties is protected for conservation purposes. Partnering with the State, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) agreed to contribute $10,000,000 toward the open space acquisition.