Cox Reservation and Great Marsh, high tide

Photo Credit: Stephen Young, Salem State University

Land Conservation, Coastal Resiliency and Important Community Partnerships
Greenbelt is partnering with Gloucester and Essex to address the challenges that climate change presents to those communities. Funded by the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management, this important work focuses on outreach and education about land conservation and coastal resiliency. 
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News & Happenings
Vineyard Hill Open, Projects in West Newbury & Boxford, Greenbelt Guardian Program, Conservation Hydrology, Calling New Artists
snowy stone wall at Vineyard Hill Reservation

Photo Credit: Neil Ungerleider

Explore Vineyard Hill, Hamilton/Topsfield 

With new trail signage and a temporary parking area, Greenbelt's Stewardship team worked hard to make Vineyard Hill Reservation ready for visitors! Explore trails that wind throughout the property and connect to Greenbelt's Shaw Field and Bradley Palmer State Forest. Please park in Greenbelt's temporary lot across the street, and use caution when crossing the road. 
Vineyard Hill →

Artichoke Reservoir in winter

 

Conserving Land on the Artichoke River, West Newbury
Greenbelt is working with the Town of West Newbury to conserve 38 untouched acres on the Artichoke River. Join us for a site walk on April 15th (rain date April 16th). West Newbury residents - please vote YES at the April 27th Town Meeting to approve $175,000 in CPA funds for this project. 
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Greenbelt Guardian logo

 

Members Giving Monthly
We're excited to introduce our "Greenbelt Guardians" program! In lieu of one yearly donation to membership, our Greenbelt Guardians give monthly to membership, sustaining our work throughout the year. It's easy - sign up today!
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Hovey Pond shoreline, Boxford

 

Bergstrom Conservation Project, Boxford 
The Town of Boxford, BTA/BOLT and Greenbelt are partnering to conserve the Bergstrom properties, 14.5 acres on Hovey Pond and 3.5 acres on Sperry Pond. Featuring popular trails and critical wildlife habitat, these places have been conservation priorities for some time. Join us for a site walk April 28th (rain date is April 30th). On May 12th, Boxford residents are asked to vote to support $60,000 in CPA funding to conserve these properties. 
Bergstrom Project →
Ipswich River, Julia Bird Reservation

Photo Credit: EcoPhotography

Conservation Hydrology and Protecting our Drinking Water

Kate Bowditch, Greenbelt's President and a hydrologist for more than 25 years, emphasized the important nexus of land conservation and drinking water protection in a recent presentation at the Cox Reservation. Read about Conservation Hydrology via the link below, and contact Greenbelt if you're interested in learning more about Kate's presentation on this critical topic. 
Conservation Hydrology →

artwork at Art in the Barn, colorful canvases

 

Calling New Artists
The deadline for new artists to submit their work to be considered for Greenbelt's 31st Annual Art in the Barn is Sunday, April 5th. This juried  exhibit and sale is a perennial favorite for many, and its proceeds support Greenbelt's mission. Click below for instructions to submit artwork.  
Art in the Barn →
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