rattlesnake hill in sharon

Major CPA Open Space Purchase

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.