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State Seeks Greenway Parcels

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Connecticut officials are looking for parcels of undeveloped land for possible designation as official state greenways.

Department of Environmental Protection officials say the greenway designation preserves and enhances open space for recreation and the protection of natural resources. Greenways are also eligible for a variety of grants.

The DEP is accepting nominations for official greenways until May 1, preferably by e-mail. More information is available online at http://www.ct.gov/dep/greenways .

Connecticut has 59 official greenways across the state. The state defines greenways as open spaces that can preserve scenic and historic landscapes, offer recreational opportunities, connect existing protected areas, provide access to the outdoors or create green areas near highways and villages.

The Connecticut Greenways Council will announce the winning nominations during a National Trails Day event in June.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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