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.
With support from the Open Space Committee, West Newbury residents voted enthusiastically at Spring Town Meeting 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. Greenbelt has
already raised $50,000, so the total fundraising need is down to $90,000.
Greenbelt’s management of this land will create a new public open space, free for all to enjoy.
Mail a check to Greenbelt, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex MA 01929 (please note "for River Road")
Your gift is tax-deductible. Thank you!
Financing & Future
The Town will hold a conservation restriction on the property. With CPA funds approved, Greenbelt has committed to privately fundraise for the remaining $90,000. Please consider
a gift today. Thank you!
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.