Wayland’s John and Molly Beard have fulfilled their long-time goal of conserving their Hazelbrook Lane property with the gift of a conservation restriction (CR) to Sudbury Valley Trustees and the Town of Wayland. The CR, which was recorded on December 23rd, covers over ten acres of land adjacent SVT’s Hazel Brook Conservation Area
. Under the terms of the CR, the Beards will continue to own and manage the land but it will be protected from development in perpetuity.
The wooded property is long and narrow and includes frontage on Stone’s Pond, through which Hazel Brook flows before eventually emptying into the Sudbury River. It includes trails
that connect to SVT’s Hazel Brook Conservation Area, which have long been available for use by the public through the Beard’s generosity, and which are now permanently protected through this transaction. Across Stone’s Pond from the Beard property lie the Lincoln Road Fields
, which were also permanently protected when the Town of Wayland purchased a CR on them earlier in 2014.