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Area lawmakers tout open space preservation

New Milford state Senator Criag Miner and Kent Representative Brian Ohler have celebrated the preservation of open space in Norfolk.  The 240 acre Vagliano forest will be preserved. 
 
26 towns in northwest Connecticut lie within the designated region of the federal Highlands Conservation Act.  The measure represents a sixth of the entire land protection budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Between 2008 and 2017, it has brought more than $8 million to Connecticut and saved more than 1,630 acres. Connecticut leverages every federal dollar more than 3 to 1 in matching state, municipal and private funding. 
 
Tim Abbott and Lynn Werner of the Housatonic Valley Association were praised furing a celebratory check presentation for their commitment to the environment, overall.
 

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