Litchfield Property Acquisition
The funds allowed the purchase of a 40-acre parcel of land from the Litchfield family, another significant portion of the largest piece of forested
upland (400 acres) in Scituate.
In order to preserve the land, the Maxwell Conservation Trust
the property using borrowed funds in 2004. This purchase transferred ownership to the Town in order to maintain the land as open
space in perpetuity.
A portion of the land (although located in Scituate) is within the Cohasset watershed
boundary. The Cohasset Water Commission expressed their desire to protect the watershed by making a financial commitment of $100,000 towards the
purchase of the land. A conservation restriction is held jointly by the Cohasset Water Commission and the Maxwell Trust with management
control of the property by the Scituate Conservation Commission.
This project fully meets the requirements of the Town’s CPC goals for open space by enhancing the quality and variety of passive and active recreational
opportunities for Town residents, while protecting environmentally sensitive, historic and culturally significant properties.
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