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Great Island Wildlife Area

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The Great Island Wildlife Area, also known as the Roger Tory Peterson Natural Area Preservation, is a significant natural habitat located at the mouth of the Connecticut River. It consists of an extensive system of salt and brackish meadow marshes. This area is part of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve (CT NERR), a partnership of NOAA, UConn, and DEEP. The state Department of Environmental Protection and The Nature Conservancy have protected more than 500 acres at this site and are currently working to eliminate the invasive plant Phragmites and restore the native plant community. This area is a testament to the efforts of multiple organizations working together to protect and enhance our natural environments.

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Roger Tory Peterson Wildlife Area
100 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371