In February 2018, The Town of Falmouth and The 300 Committee completed the acquisitions of Tony Andrews Farm and the adjacent Andrews’ family lands overlooking the Coonamessett River. This landmark project continues the a century-old tradition of farming here, and fills in a critical link in the Coonamessett River Greenway. We are grateful for the support of all those who helped make this land preservation project a success: The many generous T3C friends and members who contributed to the acquisition; the Falmouth Community Preservation Committee; Falmouth Town Meeting members who voted in favor of this project at April and November 2017 Town Meetings; Town of Falmouth Selectmen and Administrators who worked with T3C through the intricacies of the deal; the Falmouth Conservation Commission; the Tony Andrews Farm Working Group, whose enthusiasm for and commitment to farming in Falmouth are inspirational; The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, who provided invaluable advice and grant-writing support; and to the Massachusetts LAND and Conservation Partnership grant programs, that awarded critical funding support to the acquisitions.
The 46 acres of farmland and riverfront property are now protected in perpetuity. The farm parcels will continue as working agricultural lands–growing strawberries, sweet corn and other fruits, vegetables and flowers. And the waterfront lands will be preserved for conservation, water quality and habitat, and open to the public for passive recreation and the simple enjoyment of nature.