Recent Land Preservation Projects
Grassy Pond West (10.9
Acres along Grassy Pond and Newtown Road))
Purchased with a combination of Community Preservation Funds and donations from private citizens. This spectacular property comprises nearly 25% of the shoreline of Grassy Pond, one of Acton’s gems and preserves the last remaining undeveloped property on the pond. It To walk the boardwalks and trails in the area and then emerge onto the pond is an inspiring experience any time of year. We now have the opportunity to preserve the last remaining shoreline of this ecologically rich area. In addition, this acquisition creates a wildlife corridor and a trail for passive recreation from the Bulette Land near Route 2 to the Nagog Hill Conservation Land. The preserved land includes the white pine stand at the left of the photo and runs all the way to the vantage point of the photo.
The Central Street Land (12
Acres abutting Mt. Hope Cemetery)
Purchased with a
combination of Community Preservation Funds,
donations from private citizens and a gift from
ACT, this property completes a significant green
belt on the Heath Hen Meadow Brook extending
from the Dunn Land at the Stow line (see below)
through the Whitcomb Land owned by ACT up to
this property on Central Street in West
Acton. It comprises significant wetlands
and a large upland portion behind Mt. Hope
Cemetery. With this acquisition, the extensive trails
in the area can be extended and give
greater access to this most diverse
This property, which spans
the Acton – Stow line completes a significant
protected land corridor, and will give the
public access to a spectacular area adjacent to
the Heath Hen Meadow Brook and the Heath Hen
Meadow conservation area. It will
also give connections to the Captain Sargent
conservation area in Stow.
The Dunn Land in Winter near the Border with Captain Sargent Land in Stow and by the Heath Hen Meadow Brook
Wright Hill (14 Acres) West
The Anderson Land (20
Acres) on Newtown and Arlington Roads
The Caouette Simeone Farmland
in (8.5 Acres) South
ACT initiated this project and provided partial funding for the purchase by the Town via the Community Preservation Fund. ACT now joinlty holds and monitors a conservation restriction on this propery along with the Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT).
Gaebel land (5 Acres) at
Great Hill Conservation Area
Near the northern border where
the Gaebel Land intersects with existing Great Hill
The Donald land (11Acres) at
the Acton Arboretum
ACT co-holds and Monitors (with the Sudbury Valey Trustees) a Permanent Conservation Easement on this Land, which is now owned by the Town of Acton and incorporated into the Acton Arboretum
The Whitcomb land (16 Acres) at
Heath Hen Meadow Brook
ACT purchased this 16 acre parcel as part of an effort to connect the Heath Hen Meadow Brook and Flagg Hill Conservation Areas. It now connects with the Dunn Land, which straddles the Acton - Stow border.
The Kingman Pasture
(6.5 Acres), on Esterbrook Road
ACT holds and monitors a permanent conservation easement on this open pasture land.
The Groener land (12
Acres) by the Nagog Conservation Area
ACT Initiated this project and worked with CPC for Funding, holds and monitors a permanent conservation easement.
One of Many Intriguing Stone Piles on the Groener Land
The Department of Correction Farmlands on Route 2 (107 Acres in Acton)
ACT worked with the Sudbury Valley Trustees and the Concord Conservation Land Trust to secure Commonwealth open-space protection for these lands along Route 2. The portion of land in Acton is shown in the yellow cross hatching.
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