Property 155

PROTECTED LANDS CATALOG

Property ID: BLT #155Ruhl property
Grantors: Jennifer C. & William T. Ruhl

Acquisition Date: June 28, 2016
Acres: 0.43
Location: 5 Pine Lane, Osterville

Description: This small but important property is composed of wooded upland and grassland on Sam’s Pond in Osterville. It is located within the Wellhead Protection District, the most critical area around 3 of the Centerville/Osterville/Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) public water supply wells. The groundwater beneath the land feeds fresh water to our drinking water and to the pond, and continues to flow toward the East Bay and North Bay Estuaries. It is also part of a 400-acre greenbelt, which includes land around scenic Joshua’s and Micah’s Ponds and extends farther north along the Skunknett River Corridor.

Habitat: Woodland and pondshore
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #118091