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The Merritt Parkway Conservancy is a member-supported, non-profit organization committed to the preservation, revitalization and stewardship of a great cultural treasure, the Merritt Parkway. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the parkway is many things: a 37.5 mile scenic byway visited by 25 million vehicles a year; a monumental sculpture garden with 66 singular Art Deco bridges; a 1,364 acre landscaped park; an uninterrupted green pollinator pathway crossing 11 rivers. Besides linking Fairfield County communities, the Merritt is also a familiar neighborhood landmark and part of daily life where it crosses local roads. The Conservancy collaborates with CT Department of Transportation in work to upgrade and ensure safety through historic rehabilitation under preservation guidelines developed for the parkway. We advocate for legislation and budgeting for the parkway's preservation and raise funds for projects to conserve the bridges and control invasive plants. We keep the story of this remarkable road alive with a published guide highlighting attractions on and near the corridor and with illustrated talks that we give in partnership with local libraries and cultural and civic organizations. We currently offer slideshows exploring the Merritt's: overview history and where it is going; its artistic value; and a close look at the details of its delightful bridges. Contact us if you are interested in arranging a talk, and please visit our website to support our work.

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Merritt Parkway Conservancy
PO Box 17072
Stamford, CT 06907

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(203) 661-3255

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wes@merrittparkway.org

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