About The Pelletier Memorial Park

The property consists of saltmarsh and low woodlands and marsh that serve as
protected cover for small birds and animals.

Use: wildlife habitat

Steward: Debbie Shadd

Location: at the end of Sankey Road, abutting Jacobs Meadow

Public Access: short path through property to the edge of Jacobs Meadow

Parking: limited, at the end of Sankey Road







Pelletier Memorial Park.

In 1992 George A. Pelletier donated to the CCT 1.6 acres of woodlands and saltmarsh at the end of Sankey Road and extending into Jacobs Meadow. The seven lots were part of a 1938 plan for the development of Sankey Road. The lots are all below the 10-foot contour in the flood plain zone. 

A saltmarsh, also known as a coastal saltmarsh or a tidal marsh, is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and open salt water or brackish water that is regularly flooded by the tides. It is dominated by salt-tolerant plants that are terrestrial in origin and are essential to the stability of the saltmarsh in trapping and binding sediments. Saltmarshes play a large role in the aquatic food web and the delivery of nutrients to coastal waters. They also support terrestrial animals and provide coastal protection.