NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- An opening celebration for the Great Hollow Nature Preserve was well attended Sunday in New Fairfield.
Local officials joined over 400 locals in attending the ceremony. The preserve will offer hiking and environmental classes of all kinds throughout he year.
Sherman resident Gary Goldring, a developer and philanthropist, has saved the 820-acre Great Hollow Nature Preserve from disrepair with a multimillion-dollar renovation after purchasing the property from the YMCA of Western Connecticut, according to News-Times.
The opening was to show off the ecologically important property, which spans two state parks. The area will be used as a preserve for area families to enjoy, as well as an environmental research center. Officials said the areas offers a rich diversity of ecosystems for study and environmental research, said News-Times.
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