Area Plan Implementation Teams
Green Team – Natural & Cultural Resources
Implementing the Greater Tom Nevers Area Plan by working with the Nantucket
Conservation Foundation and the Nantucket Land Bank to make their
properties even greater assets to the Greater Tom Nevers Area. More
specifically, exploring with the NCF our Area Plan's recommendations to
make their properties more accessible (walking and horse trails, bike
paths, limited unpaved parking) and our Plan's recommendations to
gradually reestablish the sand plain grasslands through selective
cutting and controlled burning of invasive species. And with the Land
Bank—exploring our Area Plan's recommendations on ways to improve beach
access across their properties.
Action Steps to be Taken
1. NCF Properties
- Meet with Nantucket Conservation Foundation executives to
discuss the Area Plan in general and the following recommendations
in particular—clearing of walking paths, horse trails and unpaved
bicycle paths; creation of limited unpaved parking areas; a program
of brush cutting and controlled burns to reduce invasive species,
reestablish sand plains grasslands and reduce fire hazards.
2. Land Bank Properties
- Meet with the Land Bank executives to discuss the Area Plan and
Progress to Date
We’re happy to report progress in two areas:
- A 4-foot wide nature trail has been cut across Nantucket
Conservation Foundation land to give us a walking/bike/horse path
from the end of Gloucester Street southwest to the Mellon property. This connects with an existing trail off Milestone Road to give us a
new pathway from Milestone Road to the ocean.
- Come spring, a new walking path will be cut from Tom Nevers Road
to the repositioned NRTA bus stop on Milestone Road. This will give
walkers and cyclists a safer and shorter link to NRTA.
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