On March 30, the 2085-acre Dowsville Headquarters property was transferred to the State of Vermont as an addition to the Camel’s Hump State Park. This acquisition was achieved by The Trust for Public Land and made possible by a grant from the Federal Forest Legacy program. Several foundations, organizations, and individuals contributed to this accomplishment. The Duxbury Land Trust (DLT) was instrumental in providing some consultation and funding to The Trust for Public Land during the project.
The Dowsville Headwaters property was identified as a significant Duxbury resource by the Duxbury Land Trust as far back as 1994. The group’s efforts included reaching out to the State of Vermont, the Vermont congressional delegation, and state and national conservation organizations. However, it was soon realized that such an extensive endeavor was not feasible for the DLT to undertake. It wasn’t until The Trust for Public Land spearheaded this incredible project, that DLT’s dream could be realized, twenty-two years later. The DLT applauds The Trust for Public Land’s success in conserving this spectacular property for the benefit of all Duxbury residents now and far into the future.