Ballam Farm

Ballam Farm, New HampshirePhoto credit: TPL Archives

In 2005, the historic Ballam Farm, situated on the banks of the Connecticut River and above the town of Walpole's most productive drinking water aquifer, was nearly sold for development into a car dealership. A concerned community sought TPL's help, and in 2008, Walpole was able to protect an important source of drinking water, while a conservation easement allowed a new family to continue running a productive farm and the public gained new recreational access to the river.

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