Local land trust looks to protect Burke Bay Estuary in Brownsville

The Great Peninsula Conservancy recently announced that the property owners of the Burke Bay Estuary in Brownsville have decided to donate the $135,000 property to the land trust.

For years, a group of Brownsville residents have been keeping tabs on the vacant properties surrounding the estuary, according to a release from the conservancy. The GPC will now conserve the 27-acre property as a nature preserve for the benefit of people and wildlife.

“This project has been a long time coming,” GPC Executive Director Nathan Daniel said. “It goes all the way back before Great Peninsula Conservancy was formed in 2000 with the conglomeration of four regional land trusts. More recently, the owners approached Great Peninsula Conservancy in 2017 to restart the conversation.”