Southbury Land Trust Receives Gift of Land

matusovich 2014The Southbury Land Trust has received a 12 acre parcel located on Burr Rd. from the Matusovich family.

The land, which will be preserved in its natural state, features a forested ridge with valuable wildlife habitat and abuts a parcel of Town-owned open space.

“We are grateful to the Matusovich Family for their donation of this beautiful property,” said Tom Crider, President of the Land Trust. He added that since the Land Trust is an IRS approved 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, donations of the fee interest in land or a conservation easement can provide substantial tax deductions. “We encourage others who would like to see their land preserved to follow the Matusovich Family’s good example. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The Southbury Land Trust, Inc., founded in 1978, is a private non-profit, member-supported conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of Southbury’s natural resources for the enjoyment of all present and future residents. It currently holds 800 acres in ownership trust and 1,204 acres under conservation easements, including the Southbury Training School Farmland.

Properties owned by the Land Trust are open to the public from dawn to dusk. For information about the Southbury Land Trust, locations of its properties and maps of its trails, visit the website www.southburylandtrust.org.