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Announcing The Watershed Wildlands Project

The Watershed Wildlands Project

Creating an extraordinary conservation legacy nearly 1,000 acres strong.

The Watershed Center is excited to announce the start of The Watershed Wildlands Project

For two decades, The Watershed Center has been working to preserve one of the last best places in Addison County, a rare landscape of geological wonders, wild ponds, fertile bogs, stunning vistas, towering forests, and Native American archeological sites. The result has been a string of successes from the purchase of the original Waterworks woodlands to conservation of nearby Lost Pond Forest. Only one piece of this puzzle remains: a privately-owned 194-acre parcel that would link these two separate expanses and connect their trail systems to create a single education and conservation legacy nearly 1,000 acres strong. Now this parcel is for sale. But the clock is ticking and we need your help. Recently the price for this land was cut to just $175 per acre, a remarkable bargain for such a beautiful and ecologically valuable place.

Over the next three months we need to raise $34,000 to purchase this property and bring it under the stewardship of The Watershed Center.  To do so we will be will be counting on the generous support of our local community.  We will have many events and opportunities to engage in this campaign over the summer including visiting us at Pocock Rocks! and Bristol 4th of July.  We will also be having a benefit dinner at the Bobcat Café & Brewery on June 18th. A full calendar of events and more information about this project can be found both on our website and facebook page. We would also greatly appreciate any of our members supporting us with helping to staff upcoming events.

Contributions can be made through our website, by visiting us at an event, or also through our Indiegogo crowdfunding page where you can receive great perks for your donation.


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