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Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP)

After a lot of hard work, the Hillside Environmental Education Park on the site of the former UConn landfill is now open!  Come explore diverse ecosystems on a great network of hiking and walking trails.

You can download a trail map by clicking on the map below.

The open space in HEEP is a great addition to the network of open space already being preserved in Mansfield. HEEP is outlined in red on the map below.

  Check out the resources (PDF) below for more information about HEEP.

Preserving Open Space

Wetlands: A Valuable Resource

Dealing with Waste

For more details on the landfill remediation project that culminated in HEEP, please visit the Landfill Remediation Project Website.