Indian Hill Conservation Area now includes the 25-acre Colby Property
Greenbelt is delighted to announce that the Indian Hill Conservation Area - an existing 315-acre network of protected open space and public trails in West Newbury - has been expanded with the
protection of the Colby property, 25 acres of scenic fields and critical watershed land bordering the Upper Artichoke Reservoir.
The Colby property lies in the midst of adjacent, permanently protected land owned by Greenbelt and was a missing link in the ribbon of open space winding around the Indian Hill and the Upper
Thanks to support from very generous individuals and a grant from the Bafflin Foundation, Greenbelt was able to purchase the property for the appraised value of $115,000.
The property is preserved in perpetuity as conservation land, and is adds a wonderful expansion to an actively-used trail network and permanently protects open space abutting an important
drinking water resource.
Conserving this land:
Expands the Indian Hill Conservation Area, an actively-used, publicly-accessible trail network;
Permanently protects open space bordering directly on an important drinking water resource; and
Protects scenic fields.
With the help of generous donors, including a grant from the Bafflin Foundation, Greenbelt purchased the property for the appraised value of $115,000.