In August 2000, the BCTrust made its first land purchase of approximately 20 acres of land off of Sargent Road.
The property, which is assured permanent protection from development, contains a variety of important natural resources:
- A mature oak swamp, which feeds directly into a major tributary to Fort Pond Brook.
- Several major vernal pools.
- Towering white pines.
- One of Boxborough’s best stands of eastern hemlocks.
This parcel is also considered an important ground water recharge area. The land abuts the Town’s existing 40 acre Half Moon Meadow Conservation Area and has been identified by the Sudbury Valley Trustees as an important greenway to protect in their published report, Greenways Plan for the SuAsCo Watershed.