A purchase and sale agreement is now in place for the acquisition of a key property connecting Upper and Lower Hawk’s Ponds.  The seller has agreed to sell the 10-acre parcel for inclusion in the Hansville Greenway for $213,000–$25,000 less than the appraised value.

Great Peninsula Conservancy is managing the fundraising process through its website at :


The goal is to raise $230,000 to cover the property, closing, and administrative costs.  You can make a pledge online at the web page, or print, fill out, and mail the pledge form. Initially only pledges of at least $1,000 will be accepted.  Actual donations will be collected this summer.  A total of $71,500 has been pledged to date.

This project is a rare opportunity to add mature forest and wetland acreage immediately adjacent to the existing Greenway. 

Successful acquisition of this property will:

  • Add permanent and varied wildlife habitat to the Hansville Greenway
  • Provide a permanent unobstructed wildlife corridor between Upper and Lower Hawk’s Ponds
  • Prevent house construction on the property
  • Prevent the three acres of trees from ever being logged and
  • Provide a potential for future trails and wetland viewpoints.