Lanky Reinhard Pasture Land

Map for this area. The main trail leads to the Canoe River. Watch for property boundaries.


Map 10 Parcel 524 20.5 Acres North Washington Street
The Reinhard Pasture Land. Now wooded, it runs from North Washington Street to the Canoe River, with a path to the left of the sign. There is a remnant of an old cart path running through it, and a mix of trees, including a grove near the River. Members of the youth-confirmation class of the Trinitarian Congregational Church did cleanup work. Purchased from 'Lanky' Reinhard, the town's long-time tree warden on July 2,1985. SIGNED $24,000.00 Narrative for Map 10 Mrs. Henrich donated Henrich Woods. She had sold some other land and did this as a tax write-off. It is especially nice that it is near land with a conservation restriction. LPS helped the heirs of the Johnson lands (Arline Cox and the Churches) get government aid so that the town could purchase the land. Originally funds were designated from state water and conservation funds, but that money was then diverted to the western part of the state. Barney Frank was able to get federal money to purchase the land, which is called Johnson acres (blue border on map). The family was so appreciative that they donated the land called Johnson Woods to LPS (green border on map). Vernal pools are marked on the maps. If they have been certified they are numbered. The certification process includes a detailed inventory and the presence of obligate species. Jessica Fahey Tenzar did the work to certify 1573 and 1574. She later did a larger study on salamander migration on 1574. It included DNA sampling and became part of her master’s thesis. Frances bought land parcel 10-576 for LPS on Cross Street at a tax sale. A former pipeline for Shell Oil goes through Henrich Woods and the CR land. The pipeline now has inert gas in it. It is walkable as there are no trees and it is like a road.