Girl Scouts of Connecticut, GSOFCT
Date camp closed unknown
Sole to Kent Land Trust 2014
Remainder of camp to be divested per board vote May 2014.
Kent Land Trust celebrates Camp Francis acquistion http://www.newmilfordspectrum.com/local/article/Kent-Land-Trust-celebrates-Camp-Francis-acquistion-5229268.php
The Kent Land Trust is officially the owner of the 252-plus acre property formerly known as Camp Francis in Kent and Warren.
Kent Land Trust Seeking Funds to Help Buy Former Girl Scout Camp, Camp Francis http://www.countytimes.com/articles/2013/07/24/news/doc51efdfaccb09f892055894.txt?viewmode=fullstory
Despite the 90-degree heat, nearly 90 Kent residents turned out at the public hearing last Friday on the Kent Land Trust’s (KLT) request for $150,000 from the town to be put toward the $1.5 million purchase price for the 253-acre Camp Francis, a former Girl Scout camp located on Kent Hollow Road. The majority strongly supported the purchase, and several had concerns about taxes and use.
Kent Land Trust Under Contract to Protect Girl Scout Camp Francis
The Camp Francis Preserve includes some of the state’s cleanest watercourses and large forested tracts critical for wildlife habitat. Recent bird surveys found at least ten species categorized “at risk” by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as a result of habitat loss. There are interior wetlands, extensive nature trails, and even a small area of prime agricultural soil. It also connects a large system of protected land including state forest and land trust conserved land, providing an important opportunity for preserving a regional greenway corridor.
Long Range Property Plan
Board approved May 5, 2014
Approved recommendations presented at the Annual Meeting May 28, 2014.
Norfolk Land Trust Completes Purchase of Camp Iwakta Property http://www.hvatoday.org/assets/PDFs/NorfolkGirlScoutLandBought.pdf
–The Norfolk Land Trust (NLT) finalized the purchase of a 311-parcel of forestland from the Girl Scouts of Connecticut today. The property, , located off Grantville and Winchester roads, has long been considered a preservation priority by federal and state officials because of its headwater stream to the Mad River and as part of a contiguous corridor of more than 2,000 acres of protected forestland. The property borders Beckley Bog and Spaulding Pond.