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Properties Owned by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust

Approximate Location Donor or Seller ¹ Town Date Acquired Acres
Gould Parklet (Lakewood Cir.) Gould Family Manchester 9/24/1974 0.14
Marsh Pond (Porter St.) Dr. Alexander & Gertrude Marsh Manchester 9/29/1975 0.99
Marsh Pond rear Dr. Alexander & Gertrude Marsh Manchester 4/25/1980 1.23
Marsh Pond (Willow Pl./Porter St.) Diane Morrison Manchester 1/29/1986 0.78
Griswold Park (Hills Street) Hayden Griswold Manchester 12/24/1980 2.74
Spring St., rear Hayden Griswold Manchester 12/24/1980 1.00
Spring St., rear 637 Rev. Clifford Simpson Manchester 5/19/1982 1.00
Spring St., opp. Tam Rd. Hayden Griswold Manchester 12/30/1985 1.00
Spring St., trailhead Dorothy Case Beach Manchester 10/31/2000 1.00
Upper Case Pond Dennison Trust Manchester 10/31/2005 7.59
Salter's Pond Lydall, Inc. Manchester 12/30/1980 6.00
Salter's Pond North Side Green Manor Corp. Manchester 1/27/1981 3.00
Lydall Woods Jack Davis Manchester 1986 30.00
Fairway Park Fairway Estates Manchester 10/31/1989 4.80
Yules Park, Birch Mt. Rd. Yules family Manchester 12/31/1990 2.00
Buckland Hills John Finguera Manchester 1992 25.00
Buckland Hills John Finguera Manchester 12/20/2005 2.30
Manning-Ferris (SW Manch.) Manning-Ferris family Manchester 3/22/1993 13.00
House Park (Greenwood Dr.) Virginia & Charles House Manchester 1/27/1995 6.00
Alpine Parklet Hayden Griswold Manchester 10/3/1996 0.50
South Manchester Railroad Reale Family Manchester 12/19/2005 5.00
South Manchester Railroad Brian Daigle Manchester 12/31/2008 0.70
Miller Pond West Central Properties Manchester 9/29/2006 3.00
Buckland Pond West Central Properties Manchester 9/29/2006 9.00
Buckland Pond "Association Land" Ernest Becker Estate Manchester 12/15/2014 4.02
Barlow Park (970 Hillstown Rd.) Malcolm & Susan Barlow Manchester 12/29/2006 5.00
Jarvis Parklet (897R. Center St.) Jarvis Family Trust Manchester 12/29/2006 0.50
Harry James Park (Torpey Dr.EH entr.) Harry James Manchester 8/19/2009 0.67
Olive Chambers (93 Westland St.) Chambers Family Manchester 11/19/2009 0.20
Ansaldi Park (Gardner St.) Andrew Ansaldi Manchester 7/22/2012 2.00
Bush Hill Farm Botti Family Manchester & Glas. 8/19/2015 57.00
Other Towns
Risley Park Gladys Risley Hall, Dorothy Risley Miller Vernon 12/29/1986 50.00
Risley Park Gladys Risley Hall, Dorothy Risley Miller Bolton 12/29/1986 54.00
Risley Park Eleanore Rhodes Vernon 3/5/1997 7.00
Risley Park Eleanore Rhodes Bolton 3/5/1997 8.00
Risley Park meadow Gladys Risley Hall, Dorothy Risley Miller Vernon 1/4/2000 5.30
Risley Park Muriel Schindler Bolton 7/27/2000 3.00
Risley Park Muriel Schindler Vernon 7/27/2000 2.00
Risley Orchard Gladys Risley Hall Bolton 5/24/2013 13.00
Risley Park Eleanore Rhodes Bolton 4/17/2014 13.00
M.J. Williams Park (Long Hill Rd.) Mary Jane Williams East Hartford 9/25/1996 40.00
Riverpoint Phoenix,Shell Oil,Riverpoint Condos East Hartford 6/1/2007 1.00
Reed Park, Long Hill Rd. Mohegan Land Trust North Andover 3/19/2009 32.00
Barlow Park, Oak Street Malcolm & Susan Barlow East Hartford 12/15/2014 4.00
*Bush Hill Farm portion listed above Botti Family Glastonbury 8/19/2015 5.00
Stickney Hill Preserve, Pleasant St., Rockville Richard Lee & Stephen Lamont Vernon 12/22/2016 15.93
Total acreage, all towns: 450.39

¹ Note that some landowners sold property to MLCT far below market value, so the "sale" was a combination of donation and sale.

NOTE: A 22-acre easement in Hilliardville (West Middle Turnpike to Adams Street) is not listed here as property. The easement was made on July 1, 2009 by the Purdy family.

The Manchester Land Conservation Trust, which was incorporated March 29, 1972, is a tax-exempt, publicly supported non-profit organization that works to acquire, preserve, and maintain open space lands and water resources. The Trust works through its Board of Directors, volunteers, and committees to encourage protection of animal, bird, and plant life within these natural surroundings, and to maintain the attractive character of our communities. All members are volunteers -- there is no paid staff.

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