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The E.-T.E.A.M. summer camp was a six-week program run by the North Brookfield Youth Center and North Brookfield Public Schools. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons the students spent at Wendemuth Meadow. The summer program received funding support from the North Brookfield Local Cultural Council, 21st CCLC & ASOST grants, and MassLIFT Americorps program. It seems fitting […]

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Thanks to the hard work of Reshma, Becky, Harrison, MJ and Cynthia on Saturday, plus the efforts of Marty and Devon on other days, the trail on the North Brookfield Town Forest Park that connects with Wendemuth Meadow is now open. Including the loop trail along the ridge! And just in time for summer camp […]

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Over twenty landowners and others joined Byron and Nancy Stutzman to walk their woods and learn about some of their stewardship practices on the woodland in Ware and Hardwick. They’ve been working on improving the forest health, diversifying the species and improving access. Several timber sales over the past decade have improved spacing and the […]

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The East Quabbin Land Trust is excited to announce that it’s hosting an Americorps MassLIFT Youth Education Coordinator for the 2016 – 2017 session. This will be our seventh year hosting a person dedicated to providing service and educational opportunities to youth throughout our area. Click here if you’re interested in more information.

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This week, while the schools were out of session, many students were busy helping the East Quabbin Land Trust with a variety of stewardship projects. We continued working on the loop trail along the Ware River in Wheelwright, We pulled and cut invasive plants along the Rail Trail, We started construction of two kiosks, to […]

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Biodiversity abundant

This morning we spent some time at Pynchon’s Grist Mill Preserve in West Brookfield looking for signs of life. Boy did we find a bunch of stuff! Several plants, insects and mushrooms are yet to be identified, but we were able to greatly expand our species list. Several youngsters spent some time fishing and caught […]

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Fun at the Family Fest

The model train was a big hit during the Family Fun Fest at the Mass Central Rail Trail today!! So was face painting, drawing with chalk and hola hooping. Not to mention target shooting with a fire hose. The Imbier-Monson Farm opened their doors for tours in the morning. Several groups of visitors walked through […]

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Trees identified

Saturday afternoon was pretty warm, but a gentle breeze off the river kept the black flies away as the group strolled from tree to tree, looking and learning to identify what they saw. Thanks to Kate Marquis, the Mass Service Forester for our region, for leading the walk along the Gilbertville Fitness Trail. The trail […]

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In a matter of an hour 21 bluebird boxes were installed at Wendemuth Meadow yesterday! Many thanks to Harrison for providing all the boxes, hardware and know how to get it done!! Bluebirds are a declining species in Massachusetts primarily because of loss of habitat, meaning that their natural tree hollows and open fields with […]

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Rail Trail Planning

EQLT will be hosting a Friends of the Mass Central Rail Trail Information Night occurring on Thursday, March 12, 7-8PM at the East Quabbin Land Trust Office at 120 Ridge Rd Hardwick MA.   This information night is regarding the Hardwick- New Braintree portion of the trail. We are looking for interest from the community to […]

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