Pearl Lake Shorefront
Three acres along the shore of Pearl Lake in Lisbon, NH are now protected; thanks to the vision of former owner Betty Matthews and the generosity of the current owners.
Rosalind Page and Tom Simpson of Wallingford, CT, who bought Matthew’s property, agreed to donate a conservation easement on the land. Matthews had initiated the project before she sold her house and land and moved to Berkeley, CA, where she is much closer to children and grandchildren.
The shorefront property abuts land owned by the Town of Lisbon and the Aldrich Memorial Pasture, a conserved natural area. It is within the town’s Pearl Lake Conservation District. The town’s master plan states that land within that district “should be protected by purchase or the obtaining of conservation easements.”
The parcel affords an unfettered view across the lake to the picturesque wooded hills and fields of Landaff. A snowmobile route maintained by the Lisbon Stump Jumpers also crosses the property.
This easement is the first recorded by ACT in the town of Lisbon. Thanks to Rosalind Page, Tom Simpson, Betty Matthews, and the town administrators who helped in the easement process.
This easement was completed several years ago. Now Rosalind and Tom spend much more time in the area, and are looking to relocate their businesses here and become full-time residents. As a sign of her commitment to her new home and to the importance of land conservation, Rosalind joined the ACT Board of Trustees several years ago, and is now serving as its chair. Thanks Rosalind!