BLT Acquires the natural assets of the
Mary Barton Land Conservation Trust
152 acres in Cotuit
“It is critical that this Sanctuary remains the gem that it has always been. BLT will continue the extraordinary legacy of open space protection that began three decades ago.”
~ Jaci Barton, BLT Executive Director
Barnstable Land Trust has acquired the natural assets – 152 acres – of the 30-year-old Mary Barton Land Conservation Trust. As a result, a 183-acre protected greenbelt in Cotuit is now under BLT’s stewardship.
In addition to the kettle hole pond from which Eagle Pond Sanctuary takes its name, this unique habitat encompasses:
- a mature pine forest encircling Eagle Pond
- three saucer ponds (including a vernal pool)
- meadows at Ropes Field and historic Bell Farm
- a rare Atlantic White Cedar swamp
- many scenic walking trails and pathways. Click here for trail guide
Help Us Care for the Sanctuary
Eagle Pond Sanctuary, the second most visited land trust property on Cape Cod, offers unique opportunities for education and involvement by people who care. While managing the active use of these acres presents new challenges for BLT, many folks have stepped forward…but we can always use more help.
If you are interested in lending a hand, contact us at email@example.com