Beaton Conservation Restriction

The Beaton deal was the first large-scale conservation project in Marion and permanently protected 246 acres of productive cranberry bogs, upland forest, riverfront lands, a freshwater pond and wetlands. The deal, a bargain sale, included a fee simple purchase of approximately 100 acres by the Town of Marion to add to Washburn Park, a fee simple purchase of approximately 10 acres of riverfront by SLT, and SLT holds the remainder through a conservation restriction. The project helped protect Hammett’s Cove and Sippican River, while allowing for the continuation of agricultural activities.



Location:

Some of the bogs are visible along Point Road, and the riverside marsh can be seen from the East Bound side of I-195 as it crosses the Sippican River.

Beaten conversation link

Sippican Lands Trust Rules and Regulations

  • Our land is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • No Drugs or Alcohol.
  • Pets should be under their owner’s control and dispose of pet waste thoughtfully.
  • No smoking or fires.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • No littering.
  • No camping.
  • Leave the plants, animals, and geology as you find them.
  • No hunting on SLT property, except with SLT's permission.
  • No unauthorized postings on SLT properties.
  • Parking for visitors of the Sippican Lands Trust, where applicable. Not all properties have dedicated parking.