Help Protect West Newbury's Scenic Landscape on River Road
Greenbelt has the opportunity to permanently preserve property along River Road in West Newbury. The River Road property includes 31 acres of woodland and river views that would expand the
town's recreational assets, offering the potential for a paddle launch and parking on the Merrimack River. Greenbelt will also create a new trail that will wind through stands of
birches, oaks, maples, and white pines, alongside stone walls and Coffin's Stream.
West Newbury residents will vote at Spring Town Meeting on April 29th whether to approve $75,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for the purchase of a CR on the River Road
property. The sale of a CR to the Town will help offset the property's total purchase price of $215,000, which is 40% less than the market value. A restricted gift to Greenbelt of
$50,000 brings the total needed from private fundraising to $90,000.
Residents are invited to see the property during a site walk on Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 am.
Greenbelt’s management of this land will create a new public open 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.