State Wildlife Officials to Celebrate Land Acquisition in Newbury

State Wildlife Officials to Celebrate Land Acquisition in Newbury
State Wildlife Officials to Celebrate Land Acquisition in Newbury

24.5-acre parcel adds key acreage and enhanced access to state Wildlife Management Area

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Governor Deval L. Patrick

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. MurraySecretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr.

Press Release Contacts: Reginald Zimmerman — 617-626-1052 or or Catherine Williams — 617-626-1809 or

WHAT: On Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11 a.m., officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), along with conservationists and local elected officials in the town of Newbury, will announce the addition of a 24.5 acre land parcel to DFG's Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The WMA parcel is 1,600 acres and home to ruffed grouse, woodcock, cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, gray squirrels, raccoons and foxes and numerous other species. A destination for hunters, the Martin Burns WMA is stocked with pheasants throughout the fall hunting season.

WHO: DFG Commissioner Mary Griffin
  MassWildlife Director Wayne MacCallum
  George Darey, Chairman of Fisheries and Wildlife Board
  Energy and Environmental Affairs Assistant Secretary for
  Land and Forest Conservation Stephanie Cooper
  Ed Becker, Executive Director of the Essex County Greenbelt Association
  Town of Newbury Selectman Geoff Walker

WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: 191 Scotland Road, Newbury


Take Exit 56 off Rt. I-95 toward Scotland Road, Newbury. The site is adjacent to Rt. 95 and directly across from the State Police barracks. Parking will be along Scotland Road where there is a wide pull-off.

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