Q:  Can residents donate land to be used as open space?

Yes. If you own land that you would like to see forever protected from development, you can donate that land either to the town or to the Lyme Land Conservation Trust for permanent designation as open space.  There are various ways to structure a land donation, some of which offer significant tax benefits, so you should consult with an attorney or financial advisor about your specific options.  To discuss a donation to the Land Trust, please contact its executive director, Kristina White at kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org. To discuss a donation to the town, please contact First Selectman Steven Mattson at selectman@townlyme.org.

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