Aerial view Cox Reservation, start of video
 New Video Explores Local Impacts of Sea Level Rise
Greenbelt recently released the stunning new video, Exploring Sea Level Rise and Coastal Resilience, part of a larger project funded by a Coastal Resilience grant from the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). The video probes the local impacts of sea level rise and flooding  - including threats to coastal properties like Cox Reservation - and Greenbelt's innovative work to address climate change. Click below to view the video.
Exploring Sea Level Rise and Coastal Resilience Video →
News & Happenings
Climate Story Maps, Eagle Scout Project, Osprey Chicks, Farmers Seeking Land, West Newbury Update, Gloucester's Backshore!
Castle Neck River and marsh at sunset

Photo Credit: EcoPhotography

Climate Story Maps 

In addition to the video introduced above, two interactive story maps were also produced with funding from the CZM grant. The Climate Partnerships story map features projects across Essex County that address and mitigate climate change.The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding story map tells local stories and allows users to explore sea level rise and coastal flooding projections in their communities. Learn more about Greenbelt's climate work: 
Coastal Resilience Project →

Eagle Scout next to new bridge at Barrett

 

New Bridge at Barrett Reservation
Nathan Stankus, a rising senior at Masconomet High School, built this beautiful bridge at Greenbelt's 83-acre Barrett Reservation as his final Eagle Scout project with Middleton's Troop 19. Starting last fall, Nathan led the project every step of the way - obtaining permits, raising funds, purchasing materials and replacing the property's weathered bridge with this new one. Thank you, Nathan, and CONGRATULATIONS!
Barrett Reservation, Middleton →
Banding Osprey

 

 July Osprey Update
It's a sure sign that the Osprey nest season is drawing to a close when Greenbelt's Dave Rimmer heads out to band flightless chicks before they fledge. Since July 8, Dave and crew have ventured into the Great Marsh to band close to 20 chicks. More banding is expected in the next few days, with the purpose of tracking the movements and survival rates of these wide-ranging raptors.   
Live OspreyCam →
Farmland, row crops

 

Farmers Seeking Land
Recent New Entry Sustainable Farming Project graduates and farmers Mark Rutkowski and Shauna Mulligan seek to buy or lease 2 to 4 acres to organically grow mixed vegetables, flowers and herbs. Ideally, they'd like to be able to install high tunnels, deer fencing, a washing station and a small farm stand. Future ability to live on the farm a plus. Farm business plan available upon request. (617) 833-0076 mark@merrimackfarm.com
Merrimack Farm 
Artichoke River Woods, stone walls and woods

 

Exciting Progress for Artichoke River Woods 

We're delighted to announce that both the Town of West Newbury and the City of Newburyport recently approved funding for the Artichoke River Woods Conservation Project in West Newbury. THANK YOU! We're also grateful for a generous grant from the Fields Pond Foundation to support this project. Your help is needed to raise the remaining $85,000 to protect this important land and drinking water supply.Thank you.
DONATE TODAY 

Granite Bench on Rocky Coast at Backshore

 

  Enjoy Scenic Cape Ann at Back Shore, Gloucester 

 Escape the summer heat with a trip to Cape Ann's magnificent, rocky coastline! Take a break, enjoy the view and savor the salt air at this newly-completed granite bench at Greenbelt's Back Shore property, conserved in partnership with Save Our Shores Gloucester and the City of Gloucester.  
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