Open Space



CPA Enables Seekonk to Preserve Valuable Farmland with APRs
After passing CPA in the spring of 2009, the southern coast town of Seekonk did not waste any time putting their CPA dollars to good use.
Elmwood Farm, Hopkinton
CPA funds have helped to conserve the Historic Elmwood Farm in Hopkinton, protecting farmland for future agricultural use, preserving an historic stop on the Underground Railroad and opening up 81 acres of forestland to the public.
Sweetwilliam Farm, Upton: An Alternate Path to Town Meeting Approval
At a special town meeting on January 11, 2011, Upton residents voted by a slim margin to approve the purchase of a CPA project that just weeks before appeared impossible – the purchase of a 60-acre portion of Sweetwilliam Farm.
Windrush Farm, Boxford and North Andover
The conservation of Windrush farm protects critical habitat for rare and endangered species, water quality of the Ipswich River, and public access to a network of trails knitting together 1,800 acres of contiguous, conserved land.
Carter Hill, North Andover
This beautiful 27-acre property was purchased by the town of North Andover using CPA funds in 2001, making it one of the first CPA projects on record.
Center Hill Preserve, Plymouth
This 78-acre property fronting on Cape Cod Bay was Massachusetts’ top preservation priority and ranked second on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s national priorities list in 2006 when it came on the market.
Cole Property, Carver
The CPA was adopted in Carver in large part to protect this valuable 242-acre agricultural property
Common Pasture Purchase, Newburyport
Over the course of several years, the city of Newburyport has used its CPA funds to protect 293 acres of the Common Pasture – a scenic and historic swath of agricultural land dating back to the area’s original European settlement in 1635.
Preservation of 839 acres abutting old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
Measured by acres, this is the largest open space acquisition on record in the Commonwealth using Community Preservation Act funds.