ABOUT THE WOODS
Remington Woods is a 422 acre forest in the heart of one of the most densely populated urban centers of the Northeast. This
unique forest community includes a 23 acre lake, forest, meadows, and wetlands including vernal pools.
The majority of the forest, 347 acres, is located in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Another 75 acres lies in Stratford.
Remington Woods is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem, a large, isolated, contiguous, natural, urban wildlife preserve, where Eastern wood turtles, night heron, sparrow hawks, wood ducks, raptors, turkey vultures, amphibians, fresh-water fish, fox, raccoons, deer, coyote and many others make their home. It is home to a large variety of wildlife, and provides much needed life support services for the city.
Remington woods is under threat of destruction and needs to be preserved as a wildlife refuge and oasis for human health and
well being. It is currently closed to the public.
We need Remington Woods to be a place for humans to reconnect, recharge and heal in the center of a stressful urban
city, and a place for stressed wildlife find a home and thrive.
An oasis for walking, jogging, photography, painting, yoga, bird watching, observing other animals and plants, benches for
relaxation, observing and taking in Nature, while preserving the wild woodland community, would provide great benefit to us all.
We could enjoy learning about the Woods, and how we are all connected. Informational signage, telling the story of the
community of animals, plants, their connections to each other and our connections to them, could inform us of our shared story.
The Woods should foster life, wildlife and our life.
According to Connecticut State Archeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Remington Woods has probable great historical value
in the form of unexplored, ancient Native American burial and camp sites. Several camp and tool-making sites were destroyed
adjacent to The Woods during the construction of a post-war condominium complex, and radio-dated, 7000-year-old sites were
found less than two miles away in Trumbull along the Pequonnock River.