Property 117

Protected Lands Catalog

property-117Property ID: BLT #117
Grantor: Robert E. Baker, Barbara M. LaFlam & Ronald Yackel (Trs.)
Acquisition Date: June 27, 2008
Acres: 5.0
Location: Sampsons Mills Road, Cotuit

Description: The 5-acre Baker Property was on the Town’s “priority list” for 25 years. The abandoned cranberry bog straddles the Little River and is part of the Little River Wetland Corridor, an 800-acre greenbelt and major open space zone stretching from Lovell’s Pond to Cotuit Bay. The old bog is fringed by a classic Cape Cod forest of oak and pine, and provides valuable wildlife habitat. Funding came from Barnstable’s Community Preservation Fund, the State’s Conservation Partnership Grant Program, and many individuals and local businesses.

Habitat: Pine, oak and maple woodland riverfront
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #038002