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Best time ever for conservation restrictions

Best time ever for conservation restrictions

by Mark H. Robinson, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.   March 2016 If you have ever thought about preserving your land, now is the time to act.  Congress renewed a remarkable piece of tax legislation, enabling private landowners to reap enhanced incentives for donating permanent conservation restrictions (CRs) on their properties.  A […]

GOT  LAND?  BCT  IS  SET  TO  BUY, seeks proposals

GOT LAND? BCT IS SET TO BUY, seeks proposals

Trying something new, the Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT) is actively seeking parcels of land to buy for open space preservation. The effort involves asking Brewster landowners to respond to BCT by June 30th with land that BCT will evaluate for its environmental significance, pricing and schedule. BCT will then negotiate purchase of the best candidate […]

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods!  Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods! Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

“Whose woods these are, I think I know…”  They can be yours, all of ours! All you need to do is help us to gain approval of Article 26 at Brewster Town Meeting on May 2nd.  Then these woods will be preserved for all time.  The voters will be asked to devote $125,000 from the […]

PLACES

Greenland Pond:

Greenland Pond:

Ponds are part of Brewster’s magic, so protecting them is a priority for BCT. We went out on a limb to acquire a parcel fronting on Greenland pond and containing a rare beech forest.  Click here to read the full story:

Windmill Meadows:

Windmill Meadows:

BCT acted quickly when a parcel on Route 6A in front of Drummer Boy Park came on the market. We succeeded in protecting one of Brewster’s iconic views – to the historic Nickerson windmill and Cape Cod Bay in the distance beyond. Click here to read the full story:

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods!  Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods! Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

“Whose woods these are, I think I know…”  They can be yours, all of ours! All you need to do is help us to gain approval of Article 26 at Brewster Town Meeting on May 2nd.  Then these woods will be preserved for all time.  The voters will be asked to devote $125,000 from the […]

OPEN SPACE

“Will this acquisition help to keep our water clean to drink?”

“Will this acquisition help to keep our water clean to drink?”

When the Brewster Conservation Trust is on the hunt for new land parcels to preserve, the first question we ask ourselves is, “Will this acquisition help to keep our water clean to drink?”  Since all drinking water, whether from Town or private wells, draws from one underground source, the connection between groundwater purity and undeveloped […]

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods!  Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

Save the Eleven-Acre Woods! Please vote for Article 26 at May 2, 2016 Town Meeting

“Whose woods these are, I think I know…”  They can be yours, all of ours! All you need to do is help us to gain approval of Article 26 at Brewster Town Meeting on May 2nd.  Then these woods will be preserved for all time.  The voters will be asked to devote $125,000 from the […]

Fall 2015 BCT Newsletter

Fall 2015 BCT Newsletter

BCT is on the move!  Read about our new, permanent home office on Dry Hill’s 55-acre preserve.  Learn about our efforts to preserve Brewster’s other Mill Pond.  It’s all here and more in the Fall 2015 Newsletter.  Click here to read all about it.

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