Two Waldoboro brooks, surrounding woodlands conserved

Jan 16, 2013
Thirty acres have been protected by a conservation easement in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — Thirty acres of wooded land between Friendship Road and Finntown Road were placed under conservation easement with the Medomak Valley Land Trust in December.

Thanks to the generosity of David Tenney, of Waldoboro, this land will remain protected in perpetuity, ensuring its use as habitat and sustainably managed forestland, and preventing future development.

The newly protected property conserves frontage on several streams, including Slaigo Brook which flows into the Medomak River at Sampson Cove in Waldoboro. Conservation of this land helps protect the health of the river and its fishing industries, and provide crucial habitat for large mammals and the richly diverse bird life of the area.

The Tenney property is near MVLT’s Burkett Mill Preserve and lies within Three Brooks Forest, the largest roadless area on a coastal peninsula between the Camden Hills and York. More than 900 acres in Three Brooks Forest are now protected.

Tenney is glad that he can do this for the community, keeping this natural treasure open for future generations to enjoy, according to a news release.

“MVLT is extremely grateful to David for his generosity and foresight in protecting this important place” said Liz Petruska, MVLT’s executive director, in a news release. “It is an important piece of land in the protection of the largest undeveloped habitat block in the region and it contributes to the natural resource, economic and recreational values that are important to the community.”

For more information about conservation options and MVLT’s services to landowners, please contact the land trust’s Waldoboro office at 832-5570.

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