Pact reached to conserve three islands in New Castle back channel

Read the full Foster’s article here.

“The New Castle Open Space Committee, the Southeast Land Trust, and the landowner have reached agreement on the proposed purchase of three islands in the Piscataqua River’s back channel in New Castle, affectionately known by generations of island children as “Jumping Rock.”

The undeveloped islands offer habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including tern, deer, blue heron, kingfisher and other wildlife. Blueberry bushes, white pine and red oak populate the islands.”

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