BCT helps Town complete purchase of Quivett Marsh Vista

Meadow at Quivett Marsh

Brewster has a new park! Have you seen it? It is called Quivett Marsh Vista and the Town, working with the Brewster Conservation Trust, has made some significant improvements for visitors, with fenced parking space, paths, benches, and a picnic table. It is yours to enjoy, Brewster, because so many of you rallied behind us to preserve these four acres nestled between the Old Kings Highway and the long estuary. Thank you!

Click here for our 2.5 minute project video.

Once the site of the Skyline Motel and subsequently offered for sale as two house lots on Route 6A, BCT put together a unique funding plan to preserve the land. Funding was to come from three sources: the state, the town and BCT. And, in fact, the state contributed $351,156, the town $100,000 from Community Preservation Act funds, and BCT pledged the remainder: $224,000.

It was by far the largest commitment the BCT had ever undertaken and, truth to tell, our trustees had some nervous moments about the pledge they’d made, particularly in the midst of the deep national recession. But we did it with the help of The Brewster Foundation, the Mary-Louise and Ruth N. Eddy Foundation, the Fields Pond Foundation, the Dennis Conservation Trust, the Cape Cod Five Cents Bank Charitable Foundation, the Charles H. Thomsen Land Fund, former BCT trustee Fran Nickerson, and many other generous folks who hold Brewster dear to their hearts.

Now, all can appreciate the sweeping view from this roadside rest and, more importantly, understand the value of our marshes as marine life habitat, and the need to keep development at arm’s length to preserve water quality. Thank you for making this small dream come true!

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