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Pigeon Hill Preserve Grand Opening

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The City of Bristol and the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut (ELCCT) are excited to announce the opening of Pigeon Hill Preserve to the public on Saturday, April 22, 2023 to coincide with Earth Day. ELCCT volunteers will be on hand from 12 to around 2 pm to take community members on tours of the trails and to answer questions. After, the park will be formally open and ready for community use from dawn to dusk.


This land, spanning the border of Bristol and Burlington, was purchased through a cooperative effort between ELCCT and the City of Bristol and supported by The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Open Space and Watershed Acquisition Grant. The grant program is intended to protect wildlife habitats, offer recreational opportunities, and serve as a buffer and adaptation to climate change. The Pigeon Hill Preserve adds 63.9 acres to the assemblage of The Barnes Nature Center and Seymour Park, making a contiguous recreational hub of over 138 acres for the people of Bristol and Burlington to enjoy.


Thank you to the many generous community donors who made this park possible, as well as Covanta for sponsoring the park's new sign!

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