Miceli Conservation Restriction: Protecting Wetlands, Habitat and Drinking Water

Miceli7.25 Acres in Cotuit – September 11, 2015

Robert and Jane Miceli placed a permanent conservation restriction (CR) on 7.25 acres of land in Cotuit; the CR is held by Barnstable Land Trust. The land, which has enough upland for a buildable lot, features vernal pools that have been certified as breeding grounds for rare amphibians, and an unusual “quaking bog.” American beech trees, uncommon on Cape Cod, grow on the land along with native oak and pine trees. In addition, it is in a zone of contribution to a public water supply.

This special parcel of land will now be protected in perpetuity, helping to safeguard our drinking water and preserve wetlands and habitat for wildlife.