Highland Woods Campaign
On Sunday, February 12th the Tiverton Land Trust (TLT) celebrated its latest efforts in preserving open space in Tiverton and held a kickoff fundraising campaign for the newly acquired Highland Woods property. The event was hosted by Louise Durfee, a member of the TLT Advisory Board and a long time advocate of conservation and the Land Trust.
Brief remarks about the campaign and the property by President Connie Lima, Vice-President John Foley, and Advisory Board member and Tiverton Open Space Commission (TOSC) member Garry Plunkett highlighted the value of conserving open space in Tiverton, the diverse yet strong community spirit that is evident in our town, and the ability of the Land Trust to work together with the town and other conservation groups to protect our scenic heritage.
Since the property is adjacent to Fort Barton Woods, the TLT will work with the TOSC so that there will be a unified system in place to manage the woods and to create new trails that complement the existing trail system. Some spaces for cars will also be planned so that the woods and trails will be accessible to the public.
In addition to new hiking trails, some of the natural beauties that can be seen in Highland Woods include cardinal flowers, wood anemones, trout lilies, wood frogs, and vernal pools.
Please click here to see the attached flyer if you would like to contribute to this campaign.
Click here to view more pictures from the event.