The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has awarded the Town of Oxford a $3,000 grant from its Heritage Transaction Fund to assist in the purchase of a 1.23-acre parcel adjacent to an existing town recreation area.
Oxford has made significant investments in the last two years to its recreation area on Carbuncle Pond. The property being purchased allows the town to protect more of the pond’s shoreline while expanding opportunities for fishing, swimming and kayaking or canoeing.
TLGV’s Heritage Transaction fund was created to support projects permanently protecting significant historic properties or structures, agriculture or forested lands, important wildlife habitat or open spaces suitable for passive, nature-based recreation. The grant funds can be used for closing costs such as filing fees, title work, attorney fees, surveys, appraisals and other costs associated with projects that are “nearing the home stretch” but need additional funds to complete the deal.
“We’re pleased to support the Town’s efforts to protect Carbuncle Pond,” said Lois Bruinooge, executive director of TLGV. “If Oxford did not purchase this property, it could have been developed and the opportunity to protect the pond’s shoreline would have been lost.”
The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. The Last Green Valley, Inc. works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy it and pass it on.