The Southeast Land Trust, in partnership with the Town of Plaistow, was recently awarded a $100,000 Aquatic Resource Mitigation (ARM) Grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) to support the permanent protection and enlargement of the Plaistow Town Forest. The grant will be used to complete a two year project that will place a conservation easement on the Plaistow Town Forest, acquire adjacent undeveloped land, and restore damaged trails on the property. The Plaistow Town Forest grant was one of 7 projects funded in the Merrimack River Watershed in which a total of $2.2 million in funding was available.Read more: Land Trust Awarded $100k grant for Plaistow Town Forest
In early December, the Southeast Land Trust announced to a joint meeting of the North Hampton Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee that it had secured an option agreement for the purchase of a conservation easement on approximately 53 acres of the Governor Dale Farm. The Governor Dale Farm is located on Post Road (Route 151) near its intersection with Interstate 95.
Read more: Option Signed to Protect Governor Dale Farm