Nothing says “we thought you were swell,” like a 37-acre nature preserve!
The folks of Westport, CT will honor Paul Newman’s life by creating such a preserve on the lot adjacent to his former home. Joanne Woodward, Newman’s widow, posed the idea in a letter to the local council. She said:
“The Poses land is a truly beautiful piece of land that Paul, our children, and I have had the privilege of enjoying for many, many years. Preserving the Poses property in its natural state is something I very much believe Paul would have loved to see happen. Paul always expressed regret that he was not able to accomplish this himself, so I think if there were to be anything at all done by the town to honor Paul’s memory this would be a very generous and appropriate tribute to him. He would, I believe, be particularly pleased that such a gesture would benefit all of Westport’s residents.”
The new Newman/Poses Preserve will include walking paths, benches, and a ban on development and building. There would also be a limitation of 0.25 parking spaces per acre.
Sounds like something the late actor would have totally loved! Good work, Connecticut!