open space Bill Would Preserve 30% Of Land In N.Y.; Eastern L.I. Might Be Used As A Model By J.D. Allen • 20 hours ago USGS Cheryl Hapke / National Park Service via AP New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030. Bill Would Enable Towns To Impose Fee For Open Space Acquisition By Karlie Borges • Feb 21, 2017 Courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would help cities and towns raise money to purchase land to preserve as open space. Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community By Kaomi Goetz • Jul 14, 2014 Kaomi Goetz A private property in coastal Rowayton, Connecticut is stirring up controversy. A land trust wants to preserve the half-acre site as a bird sanctuary and protect the surrounding tidal estuary. But others aren’t happy with the details.