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Concord – Sewalls Falls

Locke Road and West Locke Road
Three parcels comprising 3 acres
No public access
September 1992

An easement on West Locke Road, Concord was donated to the City of Concord in 1992. An executory, or back-up interest in the easement was accepted by Five Rivers. In effect, this allows Five Rivers to enforce the easement terms in the event that the grantee, the City of Concord, fails to do so.

The easement protects an area between some commercial development and a large wetland complex. It provides protection to the edge of this wetland, owned by the City of Concord, which has been shown to provide valuable wildlife habitat.

Subsequent to this donation, significant additional acreage was placed under easement in this general area near the Merrimack River. Multiple conserved parcels now combine to protect a variety of wetland and flood plain habitat, as well as expansive river frontage and productive agricultural lands.