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About Waters Farm
  
Waters Road, West Sutton, MA

~Take a Tour of Waters Farm~

MAIN HOUSE COOK BARN 2-BAY WAGON SHED DARLING BARN BLACKSMITH SHOP
SHINGLE MILL 6-BY WAGON SHED SUGAR HOUSE FORESTRY TRAILS FANTASTIC FOTOS

Waters Farm is 120 acres of watershed land given to the Town of Sutton by Dorothea Waters Moran in 1974. Her third cousin once removed, Bud Gurney, also of Sutton, made it happen. He was the founder of Waters Farm Preservation Inc. After his recent death in 2007, his daughter, Pam Farnham, continues the family tradition.  Pam says, "Waters Farm is the benefactor of multiple generations of family members who donate their time for upkeep and events.  It is not uncommon to have three generations working side-by-side, and, in some occasions, four.  It is all about family and commitment."

 

            

Bud Gurney and his Faithful Dog 

 

She goes on to say, "Some people thought there wouldn't be a Waters Farm after Dad died.  But, we have a fabulous board of directors and tons of volunteers and we are doing well because he knew that we needed a succession plan and people rallied to that call.  It is the "us" that is getting it done.  Our strength is in our diversity and showing that Waters Farm is more than a "Gurney" mission.  People from all walks of life love the farm and are committed to Dorothea & Bud's vision.  He always stressed the 'we' and the 'team.' "

 

The Farm is located midway between Purgatory Chasm/Sutton State Forest and Douglas State Forest in a trailed greenway that connects the two.  Waters Farm Preservation, Inc., operates as a non-profit, and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board's job is to ensure the continued preservation of this historic landmark.

 

Waters Farm Board of Directors:

NAME

TERM EXPIRES

Pamela Beaton

2013

J. Norma Bedrosian

2012

Philip Berube

2012

Anita Damstrom

2012

Francis Donnelly

2013

Paul Dunn

2012

Pamela Farnham

2011

James Graves

2011

Kenneth Kelley

2011

Pennie Putnam Linder

2013

Patricia Nedoroscik

2013

Martin Shaw

2011

 

 

Officers for 2010:

President                         Ken Kelley
Vice-President                Pat Nedoroscik
Treasurer                         Anita Damstrom
Clerk                                 Richard Rafferty

WEBMASTER: Rod Waters

 

Email:     rod@laserod.com