Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
osprey chicks


It's Osprey Season in the Great Marsh!
Right now, Osprey nests in and around the Great Marsh are alive with young chicks, giving Greenbelt's volunteer Osprey Monitors plenty of activity to watch. Greenbelt's Osprey research goals include a better understanding of the habits of these impressive creatures and protecting their summer breeding areas in Essex County. 
Osprey Program →

News & Happenings
Members' Marsh Trip, Castle Neck River Reservation, Saving Land in West Newbury and more!
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Membership Matters! 
On a recent summer evening, Greenbelt Members enjoyed a special Great Marsh Natural History tour with Director of Land Stewardship, Dave Rimmer. The boat tour was a blast, and is one way Greenbelt can say "thank you" to our Members. Not a Member yet? Please join today!
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Castle Neck River Reservation
 Castle Neck River Reservation: Open for Visitors!
Greenbelt is excited to welcome you to the new Castle Neck River Reservation in Ipswich. Take a stroll and enjoy breathtaking pastoral and marshland views. With 53 bird species identified in its diverse habitat, CNRR recently made the "eBird Hotspot" list!
Castle Neck River Reservation
Brown Spring Farm
 Campaign to Protect Brown Spring Farm
With over $140,000 more to raise by September to conserve Brown Spring Farm in West Newbury, we need your help! Take a walk at the farm with us on Monday, July 22 at 5:30 PM and see first-hand why your support is so important. Address: 866 Main Street, West Newbury
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River Road, West Newbury, birch woods
Help Save these Beautiful Woods!
We need your support to forever protect 31 pristine acres - including an exquisite stand of birches and river views - on River Road in West Newbury. Conserving this land will allow for new wooded trails and a footpath to the river for all to enjoy. Join Greenbelt to see the property on Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 pm. Directions: River Road, West Newbury - 1/4 mile west of Coffin Street. We hope to see you there!
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Piping Plovers 

It's that time of year when Piping Plover chicks scurrying about the beaches of Essex County. For the past several weeks, Greenbelt's stewardship staff has helped keep these young chicks safe from predators with protective wiring and fencing at Gloucester's Good Harbor Beach. Be on the lookout for these incredible little guys!

AIB 2019
Art in the Barn Looking Good at 30!
Not only did we celebrate Art in the Barn's 30th Anniversary this year, we were also thrilled with record sales, enthusiastic crowds, incredible art, and gorgeous weather! A huge thanks to the artists, volunteers, staff and visitors who made it a resounding success! 
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