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Save the View to the Windmill…Again!

Save the View to the Windmill…Again!

In February, a local realtor hammered a “For Sale” sign on Main Street just west of Drummer Boy Park.   It was a new listing for a 1- acre, ready-to go-building lot right next to BCT’s Windmill Meadows on Route 6A.  Asking price – $175,000.  Immediately, the BCT saw the opportunity to save the whole sweep […]

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Mayhem & Murder on Lower Road – 1896

Mayhem & Murder on Lower Road – 1896

Curious passersby wonder what the old stone foundation was at the start of the new Eddy Bay Trail on Lower Road.  We did too, after we uncovered it this winter as part of the trail-clearing.  Some on-line sleuthing from our advisor Mark Robinson of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts determined it was the […]

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What is Un-Development?

What is Un-Development?

You know your Brewster Conservation Trust preserves open space.  What you might not know is that occasionally we get a chance to make open space.  Over our first 30 years, we have taken down three dwellings (and several sheds and other outbuildings) and restored the natural setting of the properties.  Call it a “re-set.” The Compact […]

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New Land Purchases Need YOUR Help!

New Land Purchases Need YOUR Help!

They range from the most well-loved scene on Main Street (next to the Windmill) to the obscurity of the Punkhorn’s back-woods, but they need you to help us save them! For details on the parcels and the campaign to save these Most Wanted, click here. The Brewster Conservation Trust has bitten off a lot to chew […]

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Major conservation land purchases okayed at Nov. 2012 Town Meeting

Major conservation land purchases okayed at Nov. 2012 Town Meeting

Voters at the Special Town Meeting held on November 12 overwhelmingly approved a proposal that the Town purchase two subdivision tracts of land totaling 82 acres for $1.8 million.  It is the largest open space purchase to come before the voters in many years, perhaps since the late-1980s. Both parcels are critical for aquifer protection, as […]

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Workshop for Landowners held Oct. 13

Workshop for Landowners held Oct. 13

New tax benefits available for anyone who owns land in Massachusetts, whether they live here or pay taxes here or not.  A free public workshop on the benefits was held on  October 13, 2012 at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. For the first time ever, landowners who engage in conservation transactions with non-profit land trusts, like […]

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Annual Meeting held August 6

Annual Meeting held August 6

The Annual Meeting of the Brewster Conservation Trust took place on August 6 at the Brewster Ladies Library.  BCT President Peter Johnson briefed the audience on recent BCT accomplishments and members approved nominees for the Board. The guest speaker at this year’s annual meeting was Mark Nelson of the Horsley-Witten Group. Mark is project manager of the HW’s […]

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Success for first Brewster Conservation Day

Success for first Brewster Conservation Day

The first (of many, we hope) annual Brewster Conservation Day was held on Saturday, July 14, 2012.  Hundreds of people gathered at Drummer Boy Park over the course of the day to sign up for nature walks and visit the exhibits, including Americorps’ popular puppet show on recycling.   Click here for the full schedule.    […]

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