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Announcing Open Space Grant Awards
Governor Malloy Announces OSWA Awards
Nearly 2005 Acres of Land to be Conserved

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $6.05 million in state grants will assist 23 communities in purchasing 2005 acres to be preserved as open space.

The grants come through the 2017 round of the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition (OSWA) Grant Program, which is administered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). This program provides financial support to municipalities, land trusts and water companies in purchasing open space, using state bonds and funding from the Community Investment Act.

Since the grant program was launched in 1998, more than $125 million in state funding has been awarded to assist in the purchase of more than 33,000 acres of land, including farmlands, in 137 cities and towns.

Congratulations to all OSWA Grant Recipients!
Advocating for full funding for the OSWA program, including protection of the Community Investment Act , is an annual top priority for CLCC.

Connecticut Land Conservation Council
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The Connecticut Land Conservation Council works in partnership with land trusts throughout the state to advocate for land conservation, stewardship and funding to ensure the long term strength and viability of the land conservation community.