"There was nothing like having a land trust all set and ready to go when I had a piece of property I wanted to preserve. It's a winning partnership that benefits the individual landowner and the Falmouth community. And T3C made it all so clear and easy."—Molly C.
Studies have shown that, in addition to the physical benefits, walks in nature — and for children, unstructured outdoor play — have positive impacts on stress, mental acuity, memory, ADHD, and creativity (see for example this article and references listed there from the National Wildlife Federation). Just about every famous scientist, from Albert Einstein to Madame Curie, said it was their childhood spent exploring the outdoors that fostered curiosity and interest in nature, and later science. Outdoor recreation is a huge part of life in Falmouth—whether you like to walk, run, kayak, swim, boat or fish—conservation land makes it possible.
Beauty and town character
Think how different Falmouth would look and feel without Beebe Woods, Peterson Farm, and the Coonamessett Reservation. In addition to these well-loved places, there are myriad small, lesser-known parcels throughout town that give us lovely views and wooded stretches along our roads. Together these places mean that in a rapidly developing area, we can still find places of beauty and rest.
Whether it is our town drinking water supply, our fresh water ponds or our bays, clean water is essential for life in Falmouth. There is no better way to protect clean water than to protect the land nearby. Undeveloped land does not produce pollution, and natural areas act as filters, removing pollutants as water travels through.
Vegetation in natural areas pulls carbon dioxide out of the air through photosynthesis and turns it into leaves, trunks and roots. Some of this carbon is stored permanently, helping to reduce the effects of global warming.