Norfolk receives portion of $9 million in open space grants

Open space at Camp Iwatka includes wetlands, rugged topography and varied wildlife habitats. Photo by Veronica Burns

NORFOLK — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Dec. 28 that Norfolk is one of 35 communities spanning the state that will benefit from a new round of open space grants.

Malloy said more than $9 million in Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition grants had been approved to support the 35 communities in purchasing 2,732 acres to be preserved as open space. Norfolk’s grant of $248,000 will go toward the Norfolk Land Trust’s acquisition of 311 acres adjoining the Girl Scouts’ Camp Iwatka, off Grantville Road, where Smith Pond feeds into the Mad River.

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