Over eighty people came to celebrate opening of the new West Brookfield Wildlife Management Area on Saturday. The enthusiasm for conservation of such a large, important part of town was palpable as the crowd applauded for Myland McRevey and the whole McRevey family for their critical role in conservation of the land. The beautiful fields along Wickaboag Valley Road, wooded hillsides and a mile long section of Mill Brook make up the new Wildlife Management Area.
After the formal remarks there was a guided tour of the property, including an overview of the meandering wetlands that are full of native plants and crossing Mill Brook to explore the Whortleberry Hill side of the stream. Visitors are invited back to make their own investigations of the land. A parking area along Wickaboag Valley Road provides access to the field and Mill Brook.