Johnson/Town of Goshen

  • 60.00 acres
  • 11/98
  • U
Johnson/Town of Goshen

Brook Road, Goshen

Hazel Gladue Johnson signed over the 60-acres of her family farm on Brook Road in Goshen to the Town of Goshen with the conservation easement held by Ausbon Sargent. She donated her land and the development rights so that her property will be maintained for wildlife habitat and recreational uses, saying, "I like animals and there's so much development. The animals have to have a place to go." She went on to say, "I think we cannot own the land. All we can do is care for it." Hazel Johnson said the gift is not only from her, but also from her family members who agreed to forego an inheritance in favor of leaving the townspeople of Goshen this living legacy.

This is the first gift of conservation land made to the Town of Goshen and it is the first property in Goshen for Ausbon Sargent. Both Goshen Selectmen and Conservation Commission members expressed their gratitude for Johnson's gift and legacy to the town, saying, "We will take very, very good care of it!"

Hazel Johnson passed away March 2003.

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