Greenbelt has the opportunity to permanently preserve property along what is called “arguably, the most scenic road in West Newbury.”
The 31-acre River Road Conservation Project would expand the town’s recreational assets, including the potential for a paddle launch and parking on the Merrimack River. There is also a
proposed trail that would wind through stands of birches, oaks, maples, and white pines, alongside stone walls and Coffin’s Stream.
Eagles have been frequently spotted in the area in recent years.
West Newbury residents will vote at Spring Town Meeting whether to approve $75,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds toward Greenbelt’s total cost of $222,500 (purchase price
plus parking and signage).
A restricted gift of $50,000 brings the total needed from fundraising to $97,500.
Greenbelt’s ownership of this land will create a new public space, free for all to enjoy.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.