On December 8th, Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT) received a $75, 000 Conservation Partnership grant from the State. The funds will be go directly toward the BCT/Town-approved purchase in early 2017 of 11 acres on Gulls Way in the Sheep Pond Woodlands area. Mark Robinson, of the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts said, “Brewster’s pine forest has all grown back in just the past 150 years. We don’t ever want to take our woods for granted again. Sheep Pond Woodlands is still a forest worthy of its name.”
This land purchase will expand open space protection of the pine-oak forest that surrounds the Sheep Pond area, as well as the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the Brewster aquifer. Secretary Beaton, State Representative Tim Whelan and Dottie Smith, Chief of Staff for State Rep. Sarah Peake led the award ceremony at the Hay Conservation Center. Representative Whelan thanked Secretary Beaton and the State for their commitment to conservation and said that “these funds will go a long way to insure our environmental sustainability on the Cape”. BCT, along with the Dennis Conservation Trust, were among the ten land trusts that received a total of $744,545 in State grant funding.
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