CONSERVE BERRY MILL LAND CAMPAIGN
A Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro Project
Forever Protect a Natural and Historic Wolfeboro Resource
Please contribute by September 2022: Pledge form.
Vision for Berry Mill Land Conservation
To create an open and accessible community destination in perpetuity, that interprets the past and preserves the site’s panoramic land, shoreline, and falls.
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $1.5 Million
The $1.4 million purchase price is the same amount the lots sold for in 2005. An additional $100,000 is being raised to cover closing and related costs.
- Land Location and Inclusions:
- Two adjoining parcels totaling 3.7 acres of waterfront land. Adjacent to the town-owned Bridge Falls Path.
- 2200 feet of shoreline.
- Wetlands, natural uplands, wildlife habitat. Read More about nature at the 3.7 acre Berry Mill land.
- Historic mill site first developed between 1769 and 1771 and used for 200 years. Read More
- Likely Native American presence on the site.
- Existing parking area off Center Street. Additional access at the end of Willow Street.
- Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment completed March 2022 - No issues found.
- Conserve Berry Mill Land Forever – Your Contribution:
- Prevents future development in perpetuity.
- Preserves the natural and historic site, scenic views of Back Bay and downtown, and recreation on the adjacent bridge.
- Protects water quality into Back Bay, which flows into Wolfeboro Bay.
- Benefits the community by preserving the property, ecosystem as well as water quality, to carry out the stated vision for future enjoyment of a public area.
Labor Day 2022 is the deadline to reach the Conserve Berry Mill campaign goal.
Thank you for your pledge in one or two payments!
Kindly spread the word to your friends and family.
Images by Brenda Jorett, John Sandeen and Rich Hudson, spring 2022.
CONSERVE BERRY MILL LEADERSHIP VOLUNTEERS
The Land Bank Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro and an all-volunteer committee is leading this conservation effort.
- John Sandeen, campaign chair and Wolfeboro Library Foundation
- Anne Blodget, Heritage Commission, Wright Museum of WWII, Wentworth Watershed Association board chair
- Mal Blodget, Land Bank director
- Lenore Clark, chair, Wolfeboro Conservation Commission
- Brenda Jorett, marketing and PR, Conservation Commission, Wolfeboro Special Events Committee
- Roger Murray, attorney, Wentworth Watershed director
- Ken Perry, Realtor and conservation enthusiast
- Art Slocum Jr., Land Bank director, Moose Mountain Regional Greenways
- Maggie Stier, chair, Wolfeboro Heritage Commission