Local projects receive state conservation grants
HYANNIS — Governor Charlie Baker recently awarded $12 million in state grants for open space projects across Massachusetts, with some recipients located on Cape Cod.
The grants will help cities and land trusts protect outdoor recreation and conservation spaces.
Dennis received approximately $312,000 for Tobey West’s retention restriction. The 8-acre project will protect the lands that are part of Tobey’s historic farm.
Harwich has been awarded $400,000 for the Six Ponds Great Woods Conservation Restriction which will further protect the town’s wellfield area.
The Harwich Conservation Trust also received $175,000 for its White Pond preservation project.
The Bowles Field Historic Landscape Project in Barnstable has received $175,000 to create a coastal view from Commerce Road to the Sandy Neck Lighthouse across the harbor.
The Eastham Conservation Foundation received $175,000 to expand the Herring Brook Conservation Area.
“Investing in these important open space projects will make Massachusetts parks more resilient to climate change, increase the availability of open space, and improve access to the outdoors for residents of communities across the state,” said Baker.
By Brian Engles, CapeCod.com NewsCenter