Aerial view looking southwest over the area toward Nasketucket Bay. Photo/Mass.gov

Aerial view looking southwest over the area toward Nasketucket Bay. Photo/Mass.gov

The Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Town Meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, November 18, 2013) will consider a contribution to purchasing an environmentally important parcel of land bordering Nasketucket Bay and currently owned by DeNormandie Farms in Fairhaven.

The DeNormandie Farm property is shown here in red. Image courtesy Buzzards Bay Coalition

The DeNormandie Farm property is shown here in red. Image courtesy Buzzards Bay Coalition

The purchase, spearheaded by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, would ensure that the 400-plus-acre parcel would remain as farm- and woodland, which would help protect the health of Buzzards Bay by reducing runoff and increased development. Additionally, the purchase would increase public land and access to the waters of Buzzards Bay.

Watch this video on Nasketucket Bay, including how to access the bay for paddling:

Photo Gallery:

Part of the DeNormandie property bordering Shaw Cove on Nasketucket Bay would be made accessible to the public. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition

Part of the DeNormandie property bordering Shaw Cove on Nasketucket Bay would be made accessible to the public. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition

A tidal marsh is part of the property that would be protected from development. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition

Public access to Nasketucket Bay and the Nasketucket Reservation in Mattapoisett would be increased. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition

View of Nasketucket Reservation near the bay. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition

View of Nasketucket Bay, West Island, and the Elizabeth Islands from the farm fields. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition

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