protected lands catalog

Property ID: BLT #158
Grantor: 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation
Property Name: West Parish
Acquisition Date: March 7, 2018
Acres: 3.47
Location: 0 Church Street, West Barnstable

Description: An important link to the network of trails known as the Cape Cod Pathways, West Parish, also known as the Shaw’s Lane Connector, abuts both private and public conservation lands. It also connects BLT’s adjacent 2.5-acre Moss Property to the Town-owned Jenkins Wildlife Reservation and Bridge Creek Conservation areas. The land was acquired thanks to support from individuals and from the Cape Cod Five Cents Saving Bank, the Fields Pond Foundation, and the Town of Barnstable’s Community Preservation Act. The Shaw’s Lane Connector provides public access for outdoor activities, protects a diverse woodland wildlife habitat, safeguards water quality, and helps preserve West Barnstable’s scenic, historic, and cultural character.

Habitat: Heavily wooded upland
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s # 176006