Protecting Becket’s Rural Character, Natural Resources and Ecologically Sensitive Areas
The Historic Quarry and Forest was the result of an extraordinary community fund-raising campaign to save a 300+ acre parcel of primarily wooded land from industrial development. To prevent detrimental impact on the site and the community, local citizens donated money to enable the Becket Land Trust to purchase the property and open the site to the public for recreational enjoyment.
Preserve our rural character
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The Land Trust Board has issued this statement and has posted this at the Trust’s Historic Quarry and Forest parking area:
This property, open to the public for the over 15 years has seen a recent increase in unlawful behavior including littering, vandalism, drunkenness and animal cruelty. In response to this, the Trust’s Board of Directors has taken the following steps:
- We are collecting a parking fee of $10 per car per day.
- Parking along the roads abutting the Land Trust property is not permitted and cars parked on the roads will be ticketed and towed by the Becket Police Department.
- There is a private security officer on duty during the hours the property is open to the public.
- The officer will collect the parking fees and enforce the following rules:
- No diving
- No fires
- No cooler
- No alcohol
- Remove your trash