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Nicks and scratches from the multiflora rose was just one outcome from the work accomplished on Saturday morning, but nobody seemed to mind. It’s satisfying seeing all the brambles and brush cut away from the wall and in a windrow, waiting for a tractor push into a pile. And that’s just what happened along the […]

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The dedicated volunteer crew didn’t give up despite the periodic rain showers on Saturday. Thanks to Becky, Paul, Owen, Jason, Denis, Josh, Bill, Darrell and Cynthia so much work was done in four short hours. Everyone who passes by the Frohloff Farm on Church Street in Ware will benefit from their tremendous efforts. Seven bags […]

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We’re Hiring

The East Quabbin Land Trust is seeking a development professional to join our team. Read on for the full position description and be sure to pass along the information to anyone else who might want to apply. The East Quabbin Land Trust is currently seeking a part-time, experienced development manager with excellent communication and organizational […]

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We welcomed in 2015 with a morning hike along the New Braintree and Hardwick section of the Mass Central Rail Trail this morning.  About thirty people and half a dozen dogs explored the area under a beautiful sun and chilly breeze. Along the way we talked about the rail trail, the origins of the Mass […]

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Swift water and colorful view

  Today a group of folks from all over the east Quabbin region converged on the Swift River Reservation to see the sights and walk a few miles through the woods in Petersham.  Bob Clark treated us all to stories about the property – who used to live there, why there was a dam along […]

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Fun at the Fair

Saturday was a beautiful day on the Hardwick common for the 252nd Annual Hardwick Community Fair. Friday night was cool, but the temperature and brief shower didn’t deter folks from coming out to the common. The Fair was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new neighbors. This year we had […]

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Seven students from Quabbin Regional High School and five adults made the journey down Tom Swamp Road in Petersham to the start of the Bob Marshall Trail deep in the woods. Several hours later another third of a mile of trail was cleared, getting up to the Petersham State Forest boundary. Reaching the boundary provided […]

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Mrs. Odette O’Higgins Hinton, of Petersham, MA., died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 14 2013. Born in London, England, Odette Hinton was raised in Paris, France and London before moving with her parents, William and Adrianne O’Higgins and brother, Patrick O’Higgins, to NYC in 1938. In 1952 Odette married Longstreet Hinton who predeceased her […]

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The Merriam-Gilbert Public Library is located in the center of West Brookfield in a beautiful stone building built in the 1880’s.  The Library has created a thriving children’s program involving the kids in many different projects.  Kelly Wheeler, EQLT’s Service Learning Coordinator, was invited to the library to teach the participants about the native wildlife […]

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Magi Durham Ziff, 1937 – 2011

The land trust lost a long-time board member, supporter and cheerleader on January 13th, Magi Durham Ziff. We miss her dearly. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in her honor at the New Braintree Congregational Church in New Braintree, MA at 2pm on January 30. In lieu of flowers, the family […]

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