The selectmen voted last week to accept several parcels of land that will be used as open space and for aquaculture.
The board approved acceptance of parcels that will be under the care of the Conservation Commission at 56 and 57 Blue Castle Drive and 56 DeGrasse Road, a total of 7.79 acres. The land transfer was a condition of the Blue Castle Drive subdivision’s permit. The land will be kept as open space to be used for groundwater recharge and wildlife habitat, according to Conservation Agent Andrew McManus.
The properties, located near the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, are assessed at a total of $578,500.
The selectmen also accepted a gift of 0.38 acres of waterfront land on Monomoscoy Island from Jeanne S. and Lewis Mantel. The land will be used by the Natural Resource Department for shellfish seed propagation and water quality restoration, department director Richard York said.
The 270 Monomoscoy Road property is assessed at $123,900.