Boylston Protects 95 Acres Near Mount Pisgah
The Town of Boylston has permanently protected 95 acres off Mile Hill Road by deeding seven parcels of land to the Boylston Conservation Commission.
The Town acquired these parcels through "tax takings" during the Great Depression, and at one time local residents used them for gathering ice and pasturing cows. The lands now provide habitat for many species of wildlife.
They are located across the road from Mount Pisgah and are bordered by the Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary as well as by SVT's Wrack Meadow Woods Reservation. Local residents, members of the Commission, and SVT have long advocated that these lands be permanently protected, and we are thrilled that it has finally happened.
Another plus: These parcels bring the number of acres conserved within the Tri-Town project area to 363, helping SVT and our partners get closer to our goal of 500 acres.