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- Abuts the existing 48-acre, town-owned Wake Robin Woods Conservation Land, which contains a large wetland area, and currently has no convenient public access.
- Contains vernal pools.
- Acts as a central “puzzle piece” for approximately 200 acres of town-owned land, from Nixon School to Hudson Road.
- Hosts rare species and species that require large tracts of undeveloped land.
- Ecosystem services:
- Protection of public and private water supply
- Protection of groundwater supply
- Flood control
- Stormwater management
- Pollution prevention
- Wildlife habitat preservation/biodiversity
- Protection of clean air
- Per a town bylaw adopted at Town Meeting in 2003, Morse Road has been designated as a Scenic Road, based on its scenic beauty, stone walls, age and historic significance, and/or presence of historic sites and buildings.
- Broadacres Farm was shown on the homepage of the town website for several years as an “iconic” image of Sudbury. It is “postcard pretty.”
- Listed as a Critical Concern in the state’s Heritage Landscape Inventory.
- Adjacent to the proposed Bruce Freeman Rail Trail corridor.
- Adjacent to Featherland Park athletic fields, and could expand the size of Featherland by 30 percent.
- Potential re-use of the existing indoor riding barn.
- Sledding Hill.
- Snowshoeing / cross country skiing.
Public Access Reasons
- 2,500 cars pass by every day (per 2017 BFRT traffic counts).
- Nixon Elementary School students walk past Broad Acres on their way to school.
- Large roadway frontage (1,375 feet) makes it highly visible and inviting to the public.
- Proximate to Nixon Elementary School (outdoor classroom potential).
- Proximate to Featherland Park athletic fields (opportunities for picnics for athletes and families pre- or post-game).