Kamon Farm in autumn, fall foliage on the hill
 How YOU Can Help Conserve Kamon Farm!
There are many ways to support the conservation of Kamon Farm, 93 magnificent acres in Ipswich with incredible conservation value. We welcome your help. Thank you!
  • Join us for a socially-distanced site walk on Sept 30, 5PM or Oct 7, 3PM. Email us to RSVP.
  •  Register for our "Set the Pace for Open Space" virtual walk/run Oct 17-30
  •  Make a generous donation today!
  • Ipswich residents: please vote YES for Open Space Bond funding at Town Meeting on Saturday, October 17th.
  • Enjoy a virtual walk led by Greenbelt's Director of Conservation Chris LaPointe
  • Learn more about the project and how you can make a difference!
Join Chris LaPointe for a walk through Kamon Farm →
News & Happenings
Tour de Greenbelt | "Staff Pick" | Eagle Scout Project | CZM Grant Award | Walk at Whittier Hill | Bergstrom Update
Tour de Greenbelt riders at Cox 2020


Terrific 2020 TdG Turnout!

We're thrilled with the fantastic turnout for the 2020 Virtual Tour de Greenbelt!  Well over 200 cyclists have registered for the virtual ride, which began on September 19th and continues through Saturday. Individuals and teams have been covering impressive routes, including a new 100-mile option that combines two 50-milers through Cape Ann and northern Essex County, off-road trail combos, and climbs over the notches of NH and VT. There's still time to register and ride, and to order a beautiful 2020 TdG jersey!   
 TdG Reg and Jersey Order →

fall view from Sunset Mountain, Tompson Street Reservation
"Staff Pick" Tompson Street Reservation
"Staff Pick"" is a new addition to our  e-news, featuring favorite property walks led by Greenbelt's staff. This month, Director of Land Stewardship Dave Rimmer will guide you through Tompson Street Reservation in Gloucester, 320 acres that he knows better than just about anyone else around! Join Dave on this virtual walk and learn all about this wild and rocky place.  
Walk in the Woods with Dave →
Eagle Scout at Alt Reservation, Beverly
 Eagle Scout Bridge at Beverly's Alt Reservation
The Greenbelt community is incredibly grateful for the new bridge installed at our Alt Reservation in Beverly. The project was led and completed by Findley Moran as a significant requirement for earning his Eagle Scout badge. Thank you, Findley, for this wonderful enhancement to the Alt Reservation that will be enjoyed by many for years to come. Congratulations on becoming an Eagle Scout, and for a job well done!   

Aerial photo of Cox Reservation, king tide
Photo: Dr. Stephen Young, SSU 
Greenbelt Awarded CZM Grant
Announced last week, Greenbelt was one of just three non-profits to receive an award from the most recent Coastal Zone Management Coastal Resilience Grant Program. The grant will support an assessment of infrastructure and management options at Greenbelt's Cox Reservation and Headquarters - a property vulnerable to coastal storm flooding and sea level rise - and the development of a Climate Adaptation Plan for the site. The grant will also help fund our 2021 Film & Lecture Series, which will focus on coastal resiliency and climate change. 
green hills at Whittier Hill, Amesbury


 Whittier Hill Walk

Jane Rumrill, Greenbelt's Events and Outreach Coordinator, is hard at work these days creating virtual, narrated trail walks for all to enjoy. Included here is a wonderful video tour of Whittier Hill led by John Macone of Amesbury, filled with fascinating local lore and natural history. Join John as he climbs Whittier Hill, and no doubt you'll learn new things and be inspired to get outside on your own!  

Guided Whittier Hill Walk 

hiker on the wooded trail at Bergstrom, Boxford


  14.5 Acres Conserved in Boxford

 We're delighted to announce that Boxford residents voted unanimously at their fall Town Meeting to approve $50,000 in CPA funds to conserve the Bergstrom property, a 14.5-acre parcel on Hovey's Pond with significant conservation value and important trail connections. BTA/BOLT filled the remaining funding gap with a generous contribution of $18,000. Greenbelt facilitated and paid for the transactional costs, and will hold the Conservation Restriction on the land.
 Learn More →

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