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

This property contains a typical pine-oak canopy in the heart of the large Gulls Way Forest.

This property contains a typical pine-oak canopy in the heart of the large Gulls Way Forest.

“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 Community Preservation Fund to enable the Town Conservation Commission to hold a perpetual conservation restriction on the 11.11 acres after BCT buys them later this year.  BCT will contribute $150,000 towards the total purchase price.

The Town and BCT have collaborated over the past 15 years to assemble meaningful chunks of the 150-acre Gulls Way Forest, stretching from the Cape Cod Rail Trail on the north and Sheep Pond on the south.

Art 26 final sketch

The Forest is anchored by the 79-acre Sheep Pond Woodlands, purchased by the Town for conservation in 1999-2004.  There is a network of old cartpaths running through the Woodlands, perfect for walking, (mountain) bike riding and dog walking.  The trails lead to a fisherman’s landing at the northeast head of Sheep Pond, where State-stocked trout can be hooked.  For a trail map of the 1.3-mile round trip, click here.

 

 

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