Sandwich Conservation Trust Receives Gift of Land



SANDWICH – A new parcel of land has been acquired by the Sandwich Conservation Trust.

The 6.59 acre Carleton Preserve consists of upland and wetland located on Great Marsh Road, south of Old County Road and Howland Lane on the Barnstable town line.

The preserve was gifted to the trust earlier this year by Joy Carleton, who inherited the parcel which was found to be unbuildable.

Joy no longer wanted to pay taxes on land that she couldn’t use.

She met Conservation Trust trustee Cliff Irving who told her the land could be gifted to the organization.

The parcel is heavily wooded and features a small pond in the middle and cranberry bogs to the north and west.

The trust will also soon begin planning a trail system throughout the preserve.

Another benefit of the land is that it is located adjacent to the 0.69 acre Great Marsh Road Preserve, which was a gift donated by Michael and Elizabeth Dunning in 2010.

The Sandwich Conservation Trust thanks Joy for the gift.

By naming it the Carleton Preserve, the trust honors Joy’s generosity and her family who have lived in East Sandwich since 1881.

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