In a collaborative effort, the Trust for Public Land, Essex County Greenbelt Association, and the Town of North Andover's Commununity Preservation Committee are working together with the Kittredge family to preserve the 195 acre open space and agricultural property on Lacy Street in North Andover, MA. The property, which consists of 185 acres of land in North Andover and 10 acres in Boxford, is home to Windrush Farm, a non-profit therapeutic horse farm helping disabled children and adults.
The Boston Globe reported last week in "Voters may spend $2.5M for Windrush Farm horse-therapy site" that project proponents are seeking North Andover's Community Preservation Act funds as part of the $3.5M purchase price. The other $1M is being raised privately by the Windrush Farm organization.
A short YouTube clip about the project is posted on the Windrush Farm blog. The clip lists potential funding sources, which, in addition to CPA funds and Windrush Farm's private fundraising, also include the Massachusetts LAND Grant and the Open Space Institute. It appears these grants would be used to reimburse a portion of the proposed CPA expenditure.