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Photos: David Alden-St. Pierre
Greenbelt has the opportunity to purchase a total of 17.57 acres in Gloucester.
11.47 acres of land are at Rear Walker Street and Sumner Street adjacent to our Great Ledge property. The land includes both the wooded uplands as well as significant saltmarsh on both sides of Walker Creek. The purchase price for the Walker and Sumner Street properties is $80,000
Closer to our Tompson Street Reservation, we have the opportunity to purchase 6.1 acres of land with frontage on Bray Street and significant wetland features.
Two beaver ponds, portions of well-worn trails, and classic mixed pitch pine and scrub oak forest are the noteworthy features. The purchase price for the Bray Street parcel is $25,000.
Greenbelt has until January 13, 2023 to raise funds and purchase these parcels.
Conservation would protect the saltmarsh on both sides of Walker Creek, wooded uplands, beaver ponds, trails and mixed pitch pine and scrub oak forest.
|To be raised through private fundraising|
|Walker & Summer Streets parcel||$80,000|
|Bray Street parcel||$25,000|
|Total Fundraising Goal||$105,000|
82 Eastern Avenue
PO Box 1026
Essex, MA 01929
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Greenbelt thanks the photographers whose work is featured prominently on our website: Jerry Monkman, Dorothy Monnelly, Adrian Scholes, David Alden St. Pierre & Neil Ungerleider