Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Knights Brook Closing, Part I.

On Friday December 23, 2011, the Town of Newington's Conservation Commission acquired a conservation easement on behalf of the Town to protect 38 acres of the Knight's Brook prime wetland in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation.

The project was required as mitigation for wetlands impacts due to the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike. The NH DOT provided about 90% of the funding with the Town contributing the remainder and receiving a conservation easement in return that ensures the easement area will be permanently protected.

Signing on behalf of the Town are Selectmen Jack O'Reilly and Conservation Commission member Nancy Cauvett. Also in the photograph are the David Hislop and FX Bruton who served as the attorney for the Conservation Commission.

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