Grist Mill Area Expansion, Marlborough

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Frozen wetlands
Grist Mill Area Expansion, Marlborough.
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Frozen wetlands
Grist Mill Area Expansion, Marlborough.
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Frozen wetlands
Grist Mill Area Expansion, Marlborough.

A generous landowner has offered to donate 4.5-acres to SVT along Rte. 20 in Marlborough, not far from Longfellow's Wayside Inn. This gift will provide a permanent buffer to SVT’s adjacent Grist Mill Pond Conservation Area, which is home to many native plants and buffers a vernal pools critical for frogs, newts, and salamanders. 

Protecting this land will:

  • Expand existing conservation land.
  • Buffer critical wetland features.
  • Protect native plants such as winterberry, American chestnut, and sassafras that dominate the property.
  • Preserve the scenic quality of Wayside Inn Road.
At a Glance
  • Location: Marlborough, Framingham, Sudbury town lines
  • Size: 4.5-acres
  • Land Type: Wetlands (vernal pool)
  • Goal: Donation of land to SVT

Update

July 2022: The Grist Mill Area Expansion has been protected!  Thank you to our generous donors who helped cover the transaction and stewardship costs associated with this project.

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