Land Acquisition Fund

Protecting Open Space

Wachusett contributes a percentage of its gross receipts to a State Land Acquisition Trust Fund dedicated to the purchase and preservation of open space. The purpose of the trust is to provide the Department of Environmental Management with funds to acquire land desirable for conservation purposes.

Since 1988 more than $4.6 million has been contributed to the fund providing protection for more than 500 acres of open space in central Massachusetts; including areas around Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, Leominster State Forest and Willard Brook State Forest.