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Massachusetts

Boat Meadow Preserve


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.

Location
Eastham, Massachusetts

Size
126 acres

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.

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