With the town of Marblehead now responsible for routine maintenance of the Lead Mills Conservation Area, work has begun to remove much of the vegetation-laced fencing that once protected an area now remediated. One length of fencing will remain for the time being – that along the harbor side of the old railroad bed.
Permanent signs are in preparation to give future visitors information about the site: its history of use and recovery as well as its relationship to other nearby conservation areas.
Studies are also underway to consider alternatives for access to the property and its use. More on this later this year.