Planning for the future

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Last night we had a great session talking about land conservation and estate planning. About 20 people converged on the North Brookfield Senior Center. We heard from Harry Webb about their experience moving to Hardwick and growing understanding about the … Continued

Congratulations Petersham!

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Conservation of the Gross Farm took another significant step forward yesterday. The Baker-Polito Administration announced the FY16 L.A.N.D. grant and Conservation Partnership grant recipients. The Town of Petersham was among the small group of awardees for the purchase of a … Continued

Farm Tour Success

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On Sunday afternoon about 50 people ventured out among the fields and woods off East Street in Petersham. We got a chance to explore the land, see some of its hidden treasures – like Bell Rock, and talk about the … Continued

May Festival

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Yesterday, the center of North Brookfield was a happening place! Tents on the church lawn, people wandering through the library and everyone supporting local businesses. We were there too! Talking about land trust activities, especially things of interest to folks … Continued

“Big” checks awarded!

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced yesterday its grant recipients for the Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) grant program and Conservation Partnership grant program. Fortunately, two East Quabbin Land Trust conservation efforts underway were among those projects supported! Wendemuth Meadow … Continued

Walk at Wendemuth Meadow

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Over 100 people ventured out onto EQLT’s newest Preserve on Sunday afternoon April 6th.  It was breezy, but the sun was out and everyone was thrilled to walk the 30 acre property. Wendemuth Meadow Preserve is our first conservation effort … Continued

Conservation Grants Awarded

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  Cynthia Henshaw (at right) accepting the grant awards for two new conservation initiatives. Also pictured are Celia Riechel, L.A.N.D. grant administrator, Melissa Cyan, Conservation Partnership grant administrator, and Stephanie Cooper, Assistant Secretary for Land & Forest Conservation (left to … Continued