- The Harwich Trails Committee is considering a parking lot just off Spruce Road (on Town land), plus publicising trails in the area.
- DCR is undertaking restoration work at the Round Cove Rd. parking area.
- Hawksnest Road (south end) is being paved, with houses to follow.
We don't want to undertake "improvements" that would be inconsistent with a thoughtful future for Hawksnest. Otherwise, the damage is done--the horse has fled the barn.
1. Quiet recreation in an undisturbed, natural setting. (Not another crowded Nickerson SP with lots of development.)
2. Preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat, natural views, and cultural heritage.
3. Preservation of the pristine water quality and the ring around the shore of undisturbed vegetation that filters the water.
4. Future development of a site near Hawksnest and Black Ponds for teaching local school children and the public about water quality and the groundwater resource.
Important milestones toward these goals
1. Establishment of kiosks to encourage wise and lawful use.
3. Development of a plan for shore access points and trails, with appropriate uses for each trail.
5. Placement of port-a-potties in parking or heavy use areas, to prevent eutrophication of the pond.
6. Work with local teachers to incorporate visits to Hawksnest into environmental education plans.
7. Writing of a handbook about the history, cultural values, and natural values of Hawksnest park. If people don't know what's there, they won't work to save it.
9. Adding area to the park before all empty land around it is developed.