After more than 20 years of work by state and local conservationists, all 339 acres of Sharon’s Rattlesnake Hill will be permanently protected as open space. At a special town meeting on November 4th, voters in Sharon chose to spend $7.5 million in CPA funds to assist in the purchase of this ecologically important tract of land. The state kicked in $2.5 million, for a total purchase price of $10 million, making this the 3rd largest CPA acquisition of open space by acreage. In terms of dollars, this is the 6th largest CPA open space purchase to date.
This is certainly a great example of the CPA being used, literally, to preserve the community.