Artichoke River West Newbury | Photo: Neil Ungerleider
Help Protect Pristine West Newbury Woodland, Drinking Water
Greenbelt has reached an agreement to protect 38 pristine acres of woodand adjacent to the Artichoke Reservoir in West Newbury for $985,000.
This land would be permanently conserved, protecting intact woodland, a critical drinking water supply for the City of Newburyport and important wildlife habit; enhancing climate resiliency;
and providing important public access between Maudslay State Park and West Newbury's Withers Conservation Area.
A site walk will be held on April 15th, with a rain date of April 16th to view the property.
Protects drinking water, wildlife habitat, intact forests and scenic landscapes.
Provides an important public trail connection between Maudslay State Park and West Newbury’s Withers Conservation Area.
In this era of climate change, maintaining intact forests and waterways is the most effective way to ameliorate the impacts of increased storm and flooding events.
How You Can Help:
Learn about the project firsthand at a site walk on Wednesday, April 15th (April 16th rain date), 5:30 pm. Park on the west end of Middle Road, near Withers Conservation Area.
West Newbury Residents: Please VOTE to approve $175,000 in CPA funds at Town Meeting on April 27, at 7:00 pm, Town Annex, 379 Main Street, West Newbury
Help raise the remaining $110,000 needed to with a generous donation today!
The West Newbury Water Commissioners voted their support for this application to the CPA for funding to acquire a conservation restriction on Artichoke River Woods. West Newbury’s Open
Space Committee and Conservation Commission have agreed to co-sponsor this CPA application with Greenbelt. The City of Newburyport, Greenbelt and DCR have all conceptually agreed to be
project partners; formal approval is forthcoming.
The acquisition cost for the land is $985,000. Greenbelt will absorb the transaction and infracture costs totalling $33,941.
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.