Good news for clean drinking water in Rochester, NH
SELT and the City of Rochester recently partnered to expand a conservation easement (now just over 151 acres) which protects over 3,700 feet along one side of the Cochecho River and nearly 2,200 feet on the other side. The land conserved with this easement contains one of the City’s main drinking water wells. By protecting this property we are ensuring the land remains in a natural condition, thus protecting the City’s drinking water quality. The easement also conserves several rare and exemplary natural communities including a red maple floodplain forest and three cranberry bogs!