The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation has purchased a new property on Chappaquiddick, the conservation foundation announced this week.
The 2.3-acre parcel sits on Manaca Hill, near Chappy Point. Viewed from the Edgartown side of the Chappaquiddick ferry, it is located on the right side of the small island, across the street from the Chappy Beach Club, and abuts the town-owned Gardner property.
Sheriff’s Meadow Executive Director Adam Moore said this week that the foundation purchased the property on Dec. 19 from Virginia Mattern for $100,000.
The foundation plans to create a publicly accessible path on the property, which will showcase views of Katama Bay and Cape Pogue. he said. The foundation also plans to remove bittersweet vines and invasive plants that have overtaken the land.
The property will never be developed and will be held for conservation purposes.
“We are very grateful to Mrs. Mattern for her conservation vision and for her generosity in making this property available at such a bargain price,” said Mr. Moore. “We look forward to being the steward of this land and a good neighbor in the Manaca Hill community.”