WLA knows it’s smart to help Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance because they help us!
We hope your new year is off to a good start! Here at AWWA we are gearing up for another busy season and we have an exciting new way to jump start our year. Our friends at the Poor People’s Pub in Sanbornville are hosting a Super Bowl SundayTailgate Brunch in our honor, with a percentage of proceeds to benefit our Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). As you know, our YCC is made up of a group of hardworking, local teens, and not only do they do a lot of great work for our lakes each summer, but they also gain valuable work experience in the process. Come enjoy a fun brunch with friends, and support AWWA at the same time – in true Super Bowl spirit, it’s win-win!
Here’s an idea passed on by Al and Linda Peterson of Hawk Road:
Many people close up their camps for the season and toss a lot of food items that are non-perishable. With food pantries always in need of donations, why not take the time to box up your items and donate them to a local pantry. I believe the Acton Congregational Church is one pantry that you could try. If you know of others let WLA know and we’ll pass the information on to our members.
Above the eastern shore of Wilson Lake sits Romac Orchards, crowned by Goat Hill. Many of us have been taking our families to pick apples and enjoy the beautiful view from the summit. This property has been for sale for several years and Three Rivers Land Trust is working “…to pioneer a strategic new approach to conservation….The immediate task is to mobilize resources to conserve the spectacular 240 acre site… known as Goat Hill…”
“The Goat Hill/Romac Orchard campaign will kick off a broader, longer range vision to create a conservation area of roughly 2,000 acres in Acton and Shapleigh, owned by five contiguous landowners, who are all willing to work together toward conservation of this special place….this would provide further protection for our watersheds and lakes, in addition to conserving even more land for future generations of working farms and forests.”
“The 240-acre Romac property is available for conservation for $730,000. The Town of Acton is contributing $100,000 toward purchase of the spectacular hilltop, as a result of a favorable bond authorization vote. Maine Farmland Trust has pledged $200,000, A farm buyer has made a down payment on purchasing the farm and forest for $265,000. To meet the deadline and purchase the property, Three Rivers Land Trust must now raise an additional $180,000…”*
We can all help by making a pledge of $500 or more, or contributing smaller amounts that fit our personal budgets. For information on how you can help, please contact: Ruth Gutman at 207-370-4191, or firstname.lastname@example.org
*quoted text from “Save Goat Hill” a Three Rivers Land Trust brochure created for this compaign
A PDF version of Fall 2016 Newsletter is available for download here:
Some Photos of the 2016 Boat Parade are now published here:
A Report on the results of the latest Septic Survey can be found here: