BREWSTER – Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett has announced more than $1.1 million in investments for parks, open space and recreation improvements in five southeastern Massachusetts communities.
The announcement was made on Monday in Brewster, where a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) grant of $260,364 will fund the acquisition of Cedar Ridge Preserve, which will increase the size of the popular Drummer Boy Park and provide critical access to town-owned Wing Island.
The project will build upon the outdoor recreation and community gathering opportunities for Brewster.
“The Patrick Administration is committed to improving our parks and open spaces across the Commonwealth,” said Secretary Bartlett.
The PARC Program was established in 1977 to assist cities and towns in acquiring and developing land for park and outdoor recreation purposes.
Any community with an up-to-date Open Space and Recreation Plan is eligible to apply for the program.
Wareham received $72,500 to help connect two land trust properties and give walking access to the Sippican River and its core habitat.