Ashumet Pond Sanctuary
Although this property has a history of contamination from military activities associated with the adjacent Massachusetts Military Reservation, this 35 acre sanctuary is a key linkage in the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge. It includes part of a tributary wetland and stream that provides habitat for ducks and other water fowl and has 150 of frontage on Ashumet Pond in Mashpee. The sanctuary was recently dedicated to the memory of Linda Ann Bound, our beloved administrator of Orenda Wildlife Land Trust.
Plymouth Gentian (Sabatia kennedyana) is globally rare. Blooming in mid- and late summer, it is found along the shores of coastal plain ponds such as Ashument Pond.
photos copyright ©Farley Lewis