Because Northeast Utilities’ (NU) Greater Springfield Reliability Project is disturbing wetlands, it is required to offset the environmental impact.
In 2010 an agreement was signed by the Town of Suffield, The Friends and Connecticut Light & Power, a subsidiary of NU, for removal of invasive species and planting of wetland buffers at the farm. Approximately 1.8 acres of new forested/shrub swamp and emergent wetland will be constructed next to existing wetlands. Also proposed are 12.5 acres of wetland enhancement and invasive species removal, and 4.9 acres of wetland buffer enhancement along the present pond, stream, and wetland meadow. View the Northeast Utilities Wetlands Wetlands Mitigation Plan map.
Completion of the project will offer significant opportunities for educational programs.