queries or comments please contact
P.O. Box 300
Carlisle, MA 01741
of South and West Streets
Photo by Midge Eliassen
money from a grant by the Fields Pond Foundation, CCF has contracted
with Frances Clark of Carex Associates to draw up a management plan
for Spencer Brook Reservation. The plan will include descriptions
and plant lists for the different community types: field, successional
edges, mature deciduous forest, wet meadow/shrub swamp, and red
maple swamp and marsh.
acres of conservation land is accessed by a trail from South Street,
just beyond the corner of West Street.
the passage of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, Carlisle
now has the opportunity to establish a funding mechanism for the
acquisition of open space, historic sites, land for recreation
and community housing. The Carlisle Conservation Foundation looks
forward to working with town groups on programs which simultaneously
provide for recreation facilities, affordable housing and open
by voters at town meeting and then at a town- wide election, a
surcharge would be added to real estate taxes and all funds collected
would be matched by funds from the state. Since this legislation
will be on the town warrant and ballot next spring, we urge all
residents to participate in any upcoming discussions held by town
boards and the selectmen.
2000 Financial Report
the first eleven months of 2000, the Carlisle Conservation Foundation
has received donations and dues of $68,466.07 and earned interest
income of $2,441.77. Gifts of $51,126.07 were designated for helping
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts acquire two building lots adjacent
to the Great Brook State Park in Carlisle. Year to date expenses
in 2000 are $119,551.08. CCF incurred expenses of $95,600.00 in
connection with the Great Brook transaction. Other engineering and
legal fees related to obtaining land and conservation restrictions
were $10,525.66. Accounting, legal and miscellaneous expenses were
$13,425.42. A complete financial statement is available.
Fontaine K. Richardson, Treasurer.