Closed to the public, Boat Meadow is a classic New England salt marsh alongside a sandy, upland peninsula. It offers important habitat for the northern diamondback turtle.
What to See: Plants
Typical saltmarsh plants
What to See: Animals
Shorebirds, northern diamondback turtle
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Boat Meadow has ecological value as a high quality saltmarsh and offers protection for the diamondback terrapin.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
The Conservancy is working with the original donors to post the eroding portion of the marsh. The turtle population is monitored by Massachusetts Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary.