Land Trust accepts donation of land

Plainfield - posted Jul, 05 2013

PLAINFIELD- Marion Preston loved the land on which she lived. When her family asked her what to do with her land on Goshen Road in Plainfield after she passed away, she replied, "leave it for the animals." Marion Preston died in the summer of 2011, and her niece and nephew, Barbara Chiampa and Philip Chiampa, inherited the property that meant so much to her. To honor her aunt's request, the sister and brother turned to the Wyndham Land Trust, who accepted their donation of the 29-acre tract and will protect it from development in perpetuity. The Wyndham Land Trust protects 41 properties covering 1700 acres in ten towns in Northeast Connecticut. They also own the 34-acre Tillinghast Preserve adjacent to the Sugar Brook Wildlife Management Area in Plainfield along with the Fitze preserve, a 3.5-acre wooded lot that sits behind Plainfield's Recreation/Seniors complex and contains the Children's Discovery Trail. The land trust welcomes new members, and more information is available on their web site at They can be reached at or by calling 860-963-2090.

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