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Thanks to funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Massachusetts Service Alliance, we had a terrific work day advancing projects to beautify and enhance the visitor experience at the Mass Central Rail Trail. Over twenty people spent the better part of the day creating a pollinator garden, cleaning up the main […]

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EQLT held our first Holiday Bird Count this past Saturday, December 29th. We had a beautiful sunny day ahead of us, with nearly 40 eager birders of all ages and experience levels turning out. The day started with an introductory bird identification training session, Bird ID Bingo, and a memory game. We began the bird […]

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Leaf Pressing Art Work

Haley Hewitt, our Youth Education Coordinator through the Americorps Terracorps program, held a leaf pressing art project today at the Ware Young Men’s Library. Many young people came for this fun activity, a great way to spend a rainy morning! Haley introduced the youth to different books that use leaves in their art work. Leaves […]

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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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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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