THANK YOU for conserving this beautiful West Newbury landscape!
Greenbelt is delighted to announce that the fundraising goal has been met to permanently preserve this property along River Road in West Newbury. The River Road property includes 31 acres of
woodland and river views that will 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 helps offset the property's total purchase price of $215,000, which is 40% less than the market value. With the support
of more than 100 donations, Greenbelt successfully met its $140,000 fundraising goal! Thank you!
Greenbelt’s management of this land will create a new public open space, free for all to enjoy.
Preserving this land:
Expands West Newbury’s Recreational Assets, with potential for a paddle launch on the Merrimack River and a new trail through stands of birches, oaks, maples, and white pines
Protects wetlands, which store flood water during high rainfall events
Keeps forests intact, cleaning water flowing to the Merrimack River and cooling the air
Protects critical habitat, including rare plants in the Merrimack River tidal zone and a vernal pond
Thank You For Your Support!
Financing & Future
Thank you for your generous support to make this conservation project happen!
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.