Greenbelt has an opportunity to preserve 23 acres surrounded on two sides by the Merrimac Town Forest on Battis Road, preventing a permitted homesite from being developed. Cobbler’s
Brook winds its way through mature woodlands and boggy wetlands on its way to the Merrimac River on this special piece of land, an inholding which holds the promise of additional Town Forest
access and trails.
New footpaths will lead visitors to views of a stunning beaver pond, as well as a heron rookery nestled in the Town Forest. Wildlife and wildflowers abound on this small parcel, whose waters
have been designated by the state for their rare species habitat.
Merrimack voters at Town Meeting unanimously approved $10,000 from the Town’s Open Space Fund toward Greenbelt’s purchase price of $150,000.
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.