4.5 Acres in Barnstable – December 14, 2016
The Bilezikian family donated 4.5 acres of salt marsh in memory of Charles G. Bilezikian. Located on picturesque Mill Creek in Cummaquid, this special land provides strong habitat value. It is part of a much larger resource area that is recognized for rare species and unique habitats – the Sandy Neck/Barnstable Harbor Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The ACEC supports a wide variety of wildlife such as coastal shorebirds, otter, deer, rabbits, raccoons and opossums.
The Keveney Lane bridge crosses Mill Creek, which divides Barnstable and Yarmouth. The bridge’s scenic vista encompasses the Bilezikian land, providing an ideal location for bird watching or simply enjoying the serene marsh setting. The land expands an existing sanctuary on the other side of a small brook, which includes a 1.43-acre parcel of land donated to BLT in 2010 and 10 acres of salt marsh, owned by Mass Audubon off nearby Stoney Cove Lane.