Nalebuff Sanctuary

Falmouth, Massachusetts

This more than half-acre property is located on a small peninsula in the Waquoit area of Falmouth, in an otherwise residential area bordering the Child’s River. The donors volunteered to act as stewards for this sanctuary, which is across the street from their home, as well as provided Orenda with a generous endowment to ensure that wildlife habitat will be protected here and for enhancements such as birdhouses. The slightly rolling land includes natural ground cover, scrub oak and pine tree vegetation.

Observed/Protected Species
Oak, pine.

Abutting Land/Surrounding Area
The property is located on a small peninsula in the Waquoit area of Falmouth, which is otherwise residential. Homes are generally modes with several new or improved; some have direct water access. There is also a public boat landing located within the neighborhood

Acquisition Date
March 11, 1996

How Acquired
Donated by Barry J. Nalebuff

Restrictions/Approved Uses
The Nalebuffs agreed to act as stewards of the property, without charge, including the removal of litter, debris or storm damaged trees, and, in consultation with Orenda, to enhance the habitat for bird nesting, roosting or feeding, including the occasional installation of bird houses. When they donated the property in 1996, the Nalebuffs also provided $1000 to Orenda for the purpose of maintaining the property in its natural state.

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