Video: A virtual tour of Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary

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Cedar Tree Neck, by Stephen Chapman

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation recently aired this film by Dan Martino, of Martha’s Vineyard Productions, as part of their annual public lecture.

According to the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation website, Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary exists due to the generosity and persistence of many.  “In the mid 1960’s, Henry Beetle Hough and Allen H. Morgan, then the Executive Vice-President of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, orchestrated a fund-raising campaign to buy 100 acres of land from the Daggett family. Only the second family to own the property since 1700, the Daggetts assisted by selling their land at a price well below market value. At the same time, the Hough family donated 70 acres of abutting family land known as “Fishhook,” including over a quarter mile of shoreline. This fundraising campaign was successful, and other gifts followed. Forty acres were given by Charles and Bessie Norton in memory of Alexander S. Reed, and this gift is now known as the Alexander S. Reed Bird Refuge, and Georgina Stevenson donated 14 acres at the top of Norton’s Hill. Many other gifts of land and of conservation restrictions have brought the size of the Sanctuary to its current 437 acres, and the conservation of land at Cedar Tree Neck continues still.”

Please note that swimming, and other recreational activities of the sort are not permitted at Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary. Details are here:

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