First Acres Swamp

In 2001 Opacum purchased 26.77 acres abutting Wells State Park on Bushnell Road in Sturbridge which was named First Acres Swamp as it was Opacum's first land protection project. This land is a beautiful wetland that could have turned into house lots, but now is a haven for wildlife. It is also the headwaters of a tributary into Walker Pond. Protecting First Acres protects the water quantity and quality of this watershed.