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Happy 50th Earth Day from Greenbelt!
 Since Earth Day was first celebrated 50 years ago, Greenbelt has conserved thousands of acres of land thanks to your generous support. We're grateful for your ongoing commitment to our work. Today, the Greenbelt staff sends their best wishes to you with a video recorded from their backyards and favorite Greenbelt properties (link below). Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day Video →
News & Happenings
In this issue: Seeking Farmer for Green Meadows Farm; Apple Tree for Arbor Day; Osprey Return; Trail Safety; and More!
Vineyard Hill, adjacent to Green Meadows Farm

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Green Meadows Farm Opportunity

Greenbelt seeks a farmer who shares our vision of sustainable farming to lease Green Meadows Farm on a secure, long-term basis. Click below to learn about the goals for the farm, and to download the Request for Proposals (deadline September 15, 2020).  
Green Meadows Farm RFP →

Mat Natti, Cape Ann Tree, planting apple tree at Cox

 

An Apple Tree for Arbor Day! 
In honor of Arbor Day, Matt Natti, owner of Cape Ann Tree Service, donated and planted a lovely Honeycrisp apple tree at Greenbelt's Cox Reservation in Essex. We're delighted with this generous gift that will be enjoyed for years to come! Many thanks to Matt and Cape Ann Tree Service, and to Martha Sanders for this beautiful video tribute. 
Arbor Day Video →
wooded trail, single track

 

Enjoy Our Trails Safely
Visiting Greenbelt's reservations during this COVID-19 crisis is therapeutic for many, relieving stress and providing opportunities for exercise. Please be safe on our properties: stay at least 6 feet away from others, come back another time if it is busy, and keep your dogs leashed at all times. Thank you!
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child exploring critters in nature

 

"Ask Greenbelt" and Family Nature Resources
Tune in to Greenbelt on Facebook at 12:30 on Wednesdays for our "Ask Greenbelt" nature series, where staff and volunteers share fun facts and answer questions. So far, we've covered Piping Plovers, vernal pools and Osprey. Coming next are beavers, invasive plants, tree identification and more. Find these videos and other creative resources on our website!   
Family Nature Resources →
Osprey landing on nest

 

Return of the Osprey! 

As spring unfolds, more and more Osprey are soaring overhead and returning to their nests. Osprey season is always exciting for the Greenbelt community, as dozens of volunteer citizen scientists collect and share data throughout the nesting season. Stay up to date with the latest nest news, and watch for the Ospreycam to launch! 
Osprey Program →

Cox spring day, fields and wildflowers

 

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While our traditional events are on hold, we're creating more content and engagement opportunities online. In an effort to provide useful, needed resources for you, please tell us what you'd like to see from us with this quick survey. We appreciate your input - thank you! 

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