On April 30, 2021, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust closed on the 127-acre Mount Pleasant property in Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro.
LRCT closed on the Mount Pleasant property after reaching the project fundraising goal of $276,500. This figure included the purchase price of the land as established by an appraisal, transaction costs, and funds that were added to LRCT’s Stewardship Fund, which is used to support the perpetual stewardship, monitoring, and defense for LRCT’s owned conservation lands and conservation easements.
The property parcel includes a well-trodden trail to a granite outcrop with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Belknap and Ossipee Mountains, and other mountains beyond. In addition to its recreational value, this purchase permanently protects important watersheds, habitat for a variety of flora and fauna, and even the remnants of an early settler community.
Thank you to the generous individuals, families, and organizations in Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, and elsewhere who have provided extraordinary support for the project! We are particularly grateful for a $25,000 gift from the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro and a $75,000 grant from the NH Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP)
Aerial view of the Mount Pleasant Property