Schneck Community Trail Property - The mostly wooded property, within walking distance of the village of Ashley Falls, includes a cobble, a former quarry and a partially completed trail. Emerick and Mary Schneck bought the land in 1950. Their two daughters approached the Land Trust about buying the property. As part of the agreement, a memorial plaque to Emerick and Mary would be placed on the property.
The Sheffield Land Trust has paid $10,000 for an option to buy these 24 acres on Rt. 7A in Ashley Falls from the estate of Emerick Schneck so it can become a recreational resource for area residents. The Land Trust has until January to come up with the purchase price of $225,000.
In addition to the purchase price, the Land Trust needs to cover money it has spend on appraisals, title searches and other such expenses. It expects to spend more on improvements to the semi-wild property. The existing trail will have to be improved and an extension added on the south side of the property to create a loop.
HELP MAKE THIS LAND A RESOURCE FOR THE ASHLEY FALLS & SHEFFIELD COMMUNITY!
The Sheffield Land Trust is accepting donations and pledges toward purchase of the property before the option deadline in January 2015. Donations can be made out to Sheffield Land Trust with a note in the memo line for the Schneck Property. Or to make a contribution or pledge, please print and mail our donation or pledge form. Contributions to SLT are tax-deductible. Thank you!