Bolton Land Trust Celebrates Property Donation

The Bolton Land Trust received a gift of land from longtime Bolton resident Jim Clark and former Bolton resident Nancy Fleming. The land has been in the Clark/Fleming family for 46 years and was given in memory of Edith Toomey Clark who died last September. Jim and Nancy felt that Edie would have wanted the property to become part of the preserved landscape of Bolton which Edie so loved. The parcel will be known as the Edith Toomey Clark property. The 40-acre parcel is adjacent to the Hop River State Park Trail and Camp Johnson and is across the rail trail from the Heritage Farm, creating opportunities for trail connections and partnerships with scouts. The land expands woodland habitat for wildlife, helps protect the water quality of the Hop River and enhances the undisturbed feel of the rail trail corridor. Through their gift Jim and Nancy have created a permanent memorial to Edie which reflects her deep connections to Bolton and the natural environment. The Edith Toomey Clark property is a gift of beauty which will benefit all who pass by or venture onto it. A celebration of the gift will take place on Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 at the property, followed by a guided walk of the land. All are welcome.