Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary Addition

Funding Round/Year: 
2018
Project Sponsor: 
Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary
MNRCP Region: 
Southern Maine
Location: 
Biddeford
Total Cost of Project: 
$40,000
MNRCP Award: 
$40,000
Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition
Project Description: 
This project involves the fee acquisition of a 34-acre parcel near the center of the existing Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a priority tract due to its location, trail continuity, vernal pools, turtle habitat, and historic granite quarry sites, and is also within the Biddeford-Kennebunkport Vernal Pool Complex Beginning with Habitat Focus Area. The goal of the sanctuary is to provide a safe, protected, permanent and secure environment for this fragile ecosystem and the plants and animals that live there.