Property 053

Protected Lands Catalog

property-053Property ID: BLT #053
Grantor: Gerard C. & Mary T. Henderson
Acquisition Date: April 17, 1997
Acres: 0.31
Location: 1801 Main Street, Cotuit

Description: Gerard and Mary Henderson continued the effort to protect the sensitive shoreline at the edge of Rushy Marsh Pond [BLT #2]. This 1/3-acre of wetlands is at the southern edge of the pond, just before the parking area for Oregon Beach. The pond is home to swans, egrets, ducks and other wetlands creatures, and its brackish waters mark the interface between the broad freshwater system extending west and the salt waters of Nantucket Sound to the east.

Habitat: Brackish marsh
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #016009