On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Town of Grantham voted overwhelmingly to designate $300,000 of town funds toward the acquisition of the Sawyer Brook Headwaters parcel. For this project to be completed, it will be necessary to raise the remaining funds of $215,000 from private and grant-funding sources. The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust will be submitting grant proposals to a number of potential grantors, but the completion of this project will remain dependent on the help of many friends, neighbors and interested conservation enthusiasts like you.
To Donate to the project, click Read More below. Check the box for Land Projects, then select the Sawyer Brook Headwaters property from the drop-down Land Project options to the right.
You can view and print the fundraising flyer and map of the property by clicking HERE.Read More
Tues., July 30 (rain date, July 31) 2:00 PM
Tues., Aug. 6 (rain date, Aug. 7) 2:00 PM
Dragonfly walks are fun events for the whole family. Brown University biology professor and New London resident Jonathan Waage will join Andy Deegan on our first event at Low Plain in New London. Andy will lead our second event at the Grantham Sawyer Brook Headwaters property. Join us as we net, observe, learn about, then release the dragonflies and damselflies. Bring your own net or borrow ours and enjoy the fun.
Find out more details and driving directions on our website by clicking Read More below.
The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust was granted a conservation easement on the O’Neil property in Sutton on June 13, 2019. This is a generous donation from landowner Robert O’Neil and a valuable asset to the Town of Sutton.
The 22.3-acre O’Neil Conservation Easement, located on NH Route 114 and Johnson Hill Road in Sutton, is the 149th property protected by Ausbon Sargent for a current total of 11,590 acres in the 12-town region it serves. The O’Neil Conservation Easement is an important conservation property for the Town of Sutton as it protects over 1,154 feet of frontage on Russell Pond and protects a feeder stream that flows from Russell Pond to Blaisdell Lake. We thank Rob O'Neil for his thoughtful actions towards keeping this undeveloped special place, as is, for generations to come.