Blog : Critical Vote to Support the Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve

By Katelyn | Oct 29, 2015 | in

On Tuesday, November 3, Kittery residents will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not town land will be protected through the creation of the Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve. A bond question will come before voters to determine if the land will be conserved to provide the community with opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature-based education while safeguarding clean water and vital habitats for wildlife.

In February 2015, the Kittery Land Trust closed a deal on 43 acres of donated woodland and fields off of Bartlett Road in Kittery. This addition of protected land in the town added to the efforts to protect Brave Boat Headwaters, a 150 acre plot of valuable land.

The 150 acre Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve will be an open space for residents and visitors to the area, as it will provide a public place for outdoor recreation. Additionally, the land will allow for nature based education opportunities for area children, as well as adults, and the preserve will protect the scenic views between Brave Boat Harbor and Bartlett Road.

The preservation of Brave Boat Headwaters is crucial for the protection of rare and endangered wildlife habitats in the area and will ensure the quality of the water flowing into Brave Boat Harbor.

Kittery residents can support the Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve by voting Yes on November 3. Buttons and campaign lawn signs are also available at the Kittery Land Trust office. (Room A105 in the East Wing of the Kittery Community Center)

Click here to learn more about the Kittery Land Trust and the November 3 vote.