The CCT is pleased to announce that local resident, Dustin (Dusty) Wheelwright, donated 4.51 acres of upland and marsh off Beechwood Street to the CCT in September 2015.
This property creates a connection between our Churchill Conservation Area and Andrus Island properties, and also abuts Town-owned land. Together, these parcels protect a continuous stretch of upland and wetlands in the area between Beechwood Street and Lily Pond. (see map below)
An existing trail on Wheelwright Highlands offers a view over the marsh and connects to an old stone wall which provides a way over the marsh to Andrus Island. The stone wall dates from when the existing marshes were used as agricultural meadows before the dam was built on Beechwood Street.
There is currently no access to the property from a public way.