Wetlands Protected in Stonington, CT

TheDay.com: A 16-acre swatch of coastal property in Stonington, Connecticut, has been secured for a wildlife conservation area, officials said Monday.

Stonington Barn Island Wildlife Mngmt Area, photo CT.gov

Connecticut’s environmental department (DEEP) said the land, purchased for $1.5 million, will help protect grassland birds such as the bobolink and saltmarsh sparrow.

The purchase expands the protected area in southeastern Connecticut to more than 1,000 acres reaching from Pawcatuck River to Wequetequock Cove near the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. The area has 36 animals and plants listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern by the federal government or state, environmentalists said.

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