DEM buys 58 acres in Hopkinton for preservation, establishing 2,000 contiguous acres of protected land

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has purchased 58 acres of land in Hopkinton, including the last unprotected tract of land abutting Blue Pond. Above, the area purchased is outlined in red at the north end of the pond. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has purchased 58 acres of land in Hopkinton, including the last unprotected tract of land abutting Blue Pond. Above, the area purchased is outlined in red at the north end of the pond. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
HOPKINTON – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management acquired 58 acres of forestland in Hopkinton for $250,000 for permanent protection in a location abutting the Rockville Management Area, the DEM announced Thursday. The property sits within 2,000 acres of contiguous protected land owned by the DEM, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and The Nature…

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