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Conservation groups move to protect Roberts Farm

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Photo courtesy: Delaware Wild Lands
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A 1,250-acre farm near Odessa has been purchased by The Conservation Fund and donated to Delaware Wild Lands for permanent protection and management.

Known as the Taylors Bridge Roberts Farm, the site was one of the largest unprotected tracts remaining in the rapidly developing coastal zone.

Kate Hackett of Delaware Wild Lands says the land is particularly valuable.

 

"It has a very unique set of habitat on the property and it’s very robust in terms of the services it provides for wildlife habitat, clean air and clean water," she said.
 
"It now is protected forever and is part of a larger block of 10,000 acres of protected lands at Taylors Bridge. So we know that this land will forever benefit Delaware and the generations to come."
 
Hackett says her organization will support traditional uses of the land like farming and hunting. They will also create programs for the public and school groups so that they can enjoy the area as well.
 
A grant from the Mt. Cuba Center made the land acquisition possible.