East Lyme, CT
Pattagansett Marshes Preserve
This 52-acre property, owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Old Black Point Association, supports a high variety of plants and animals due to its diverse habitats and coastal location at the mouth of the Pattagansett River. Habitats at this site include a saltwater marsh-estuarine system, a xeric (dry) coastal forest and shrubland, primary dune and beach, and rocky outcrops. An adjacent marsh, beach, and uplands, which are owned by the Old Black Point Association and protected by The Nature Conservancy through conservation easements, prevent further development within this fragile estuarine-barrier beach complex.
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