Buzzards Bay Coalition May Acquire Wickets Island

 

Tranquil Onset Bay, with Wickets Island in the background.
Tranquil Onset Bay, with Wickets Island in the background.

Wickets Island in Onset Bay could have a new owner and a brighter future this fall, if the Buzzards Bay Coalition is able to make it onto the agenda for October’s Town Meeting in Wareham, Massachusetts.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is asking to take $400,000 in Community Preservation funds and use it to buy 25 acres of land in the Onset Bay area for conservation and public access, which would include the 4.6-acre Wickets Island and 20.4 acres of shoreline on Burgess Point. The request also includes placing a conservation restriction on the island.

Read about the Buzzards Bay Coalition possibly acquiring Wickets Island.

 

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