Town buys Brodie land for open space


The Board of Selectmen recently completed the purchase of more than 8 acres off Dedham Street to preserve as natural, undeveloped open space for future generations, according to an announcement by the Dover Land Conservation Trust. The purchase was made possible with a $150,000 contribution from the town’s Conservation Commission, and a summerlong fund- raising effort by the trust, which provided $200,000 from its own reserves and donations. The purchase was the result of the coordinated efforts of selectmen, the Conservation Commission, and the land trust to quickly acquire the parcel, which had been put up for sale last spring. The land, known as the Brodie property, borders the Powissett Brook near its entry to the Charles River. It is primarily wooded, with old-growth trees, a small pond, walking trails and woods roads, and will become accessible to the public for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, fishing, and other nonmotorized recreational uses, according to the trust.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com