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Ramble video unveiled

Jess and Haley started their Americorps service term last week, and are getting out to learn more about the land and people who make up the East Quabbin region. Check out their promotional video about the Station Loop Ramble, coming up on Sunday, October 14th. Don’t miss the fun!  

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Nearly Ready!

The garage construction is nearly complete! The Stewardship team members are cheering loudly as we are close to moving our tools and equipment into their new home. Next steps include electrical, garage doors and an asphalt apron at the doors. Today we started the process of creating a barway, access point from Ridge Road, at […]

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This past Saturday the Petersham Common was buzzing with activity as part of Old Home Day.  The East Quabbin Land Trust, with many volunteers and participating farms, sponsored a free, local food tasting. Bringing some of the great local foods out of the Country Store building and into our hands. A huge THANK YOU goes […]

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Lobstah-feast

Once a year, we get together with our volunteers. It’s a fun way to thank them for all their efforts on behalf of the East Quabbin Land Trust, and to meet others also committed to Conserving the Land and Preserving Our Heritage. This year we enjoyed fresh Maine lobsters and potluck salads and desserts at […]

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Camping at the Coxhall Kitchen Garden

Six families and other visitors enjoyed spending time Saturday at the Coxhall Kitchen Garden, on Simpson Road in Hardwick. The weather Saturday afternoon and evening was perfect for setting up tents, singing songs, playing, walking the trails and roasting marshmallows over the fire. It’s impressive to be inside such a magnificent stone wall structure that […]

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Rolling with the Wheel-A-Thon

On Saturday, June 30th the East Quabbin Land Trust hosted a Wheel-A-Thon at its section of the Mass Central Rail Trail in New Braintree and Hardwick. The rail trail is flat with a firm surface, giving everyone a chance to get out into nature. “Our goal is to introduce the rail trail to people who […]

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Witness Tree reading by author

Lynda V. Mapes spoke during our Annual Membership Meeting and shared her book Witness Tree. The book uses a century-old red oak to tell the story of our changing climate. As a Bullard Fellow at the Harvard Forest, Lynda got to dive in deeply with “her” witness tree, the network of scientists and community members […]

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Our forester, Roger Plourde, lead a group of neighbors and friends for a walk at Henry’s Grove in anticipation of a timber harvest over the 2018-19 winter. The overarching goal is to improve the quality and health of the trees growing on the 94-acre property that runs from Lombard Road down to the East Branch […]

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Breeding birds monitored

Thanks to Jeff, Ann, John and Cynthia, we have a better handle on what birds are using Wendemuth Meadow and Mandell Hill during this breeding season. Early Sunday morning, we convened at Wendemuth and walked the longer loop trail that runs up and around the hill. It was a beautiful, sunny morning, though a bit […]

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Wandering on the Ware River

We had a great trip down the Ware River today! Even with eight boats we saw and heard lots of birds, like cedar waxwings, red-winged black birds, and some sort of sandpiper, among others. Inadvertently we chased a Great Blue Heron downstream for a ways, we got to see a Great Horned Owl roosting at […]

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