Spencer approves $700K to preserve 350 acres
The citizens of Spencer, Massachusetts yesterday voted 337-144 to use town money to help buy the Sibley and Warner Farm properties, 350 acres of undeveloped land that connects many more undeveloped acres.
I was happy to pitch in on the project by making a video tour of the property, cablecast on local TV.
The total cost of the purchase is $2.8 million, but officials expect grants and private fundraising from Mass. Audubon to be used in conjunction with the townâ€™s contribution.