The sign, “Save this View,” is gone from the Quivett Marsh Vista overlook and the town, working with the Brewster Conservation Trust, has made some significant improvements for your enjoyment, with fenced parking space, paths and a picnic table. But the tract beside Rt. 6A in West Brewster is not fully paid for yet and the need for your help continues.
Click here for our 2.5 minute project video.
When BCT and the town put together the deal last spring for buying the 4.3-acre parcel, once the site of the Skyline Motel and subsequently offered for sale as two house lots, funding was to come from three sources, state, town and BCT. 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, the trustees had some nervous moments about the pledge they’d made. In fact, the fund-raising has gone very well, but not quite well enough. We still need to raise $41,782 and we’re determined to raise it by the end of the year – with your help.
We’ve come this far 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 Thomsen Land Fund, former BCT trustee Fran Nickerson and many other generous folks.
We need this final support of all Brewster property owners who 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 help preserve the Quivett Marsh Vista,
please donate here,
or mail your check to:
Brewster Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 268, Brewster, MA 02631.