Why You Should Visit
The gentle tranquility of Poquetanuck Cove Preserve allows visitors to go back in time to the days when Native Americans camped along these shores to harvest oysters as bald eagles soared overhead. Today, the cry of the osprey and the large expanses of brackish marshes reflect the natural values that still dominate the preserve.
Why TNC Selected This Site
In 1953, Desire Parker purchased this piece of land—with its narrow cliff along the watercourse—in the hopes that native people had camped and gathered oysters at the spot. Subsequent archaeological research confirmed her hunch. In 1988, she followed through on her lifelong plan to permanently protect her land along Poquetanuck Cove by donating it to The Nature Conservancy.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
The Connecticut chapter monitors this site on a regular basis.