For Immediate Release
Conservation Vision Takes A Big Step Forward
This beautiful wild region in Acton and Stow is cited in the Sudbury/Assabet/Concord Watershed Biodiversity Protection and Stewardship Plan written by Frances H. Clark in 2000 as "one of the largest red maple swamps and stream systems in the watershed with only two road crossings and over 3 miles of relatively unfragmented streams with low density residential development." Her report raises concerns about the potential effect of increased development on such environmentally sensitive areas.
The land in this region is held by a variety of private and public land owners. ACT
President Susan Mitchell-Hardt stated "We owe a debt of thanks to Peter Whitcomb,
whose family has held this parcel for generations, for agreeing to sell it to ACT for
conservation land. ACT looks forward to continuing to work with land owners and our
organizational partners, such as the Acton Land Stewards, the Sudbury Valley Trustees and
the Stow Conservation Trust, to extend the protection for the thousands of acres in the
Heath Hen Meadow Brook region and increase public awareness of its special
Photo Information: This photo show the purchased land on the Acton/Stow border in an aerial view: http://actonconservationtrust.org/images/markedAerial.jpg
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