Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
snowy winter trail at Willowdale Mill

                                                                                                               

Beginning a New Year Together! 
There's no doubt that 2020 will be remembered as a year filled with uncertainties, but at Greenbelt we know a few things for sure: that you, our supporters, are loyal, generous and committed to land conservation; and the 18,228 acres we've conserved together since 1961 are protected forever! So what's ahead in 2021?  More exciting conservation projects, new opportunities to connect with each other and nature, and a growing number of places to explore and enjoy. Thank you for your continued support and for being part of our Greenbelt community. We're excited to begin the new year with you!
Video Message from Kate Bowditch →
News and Happenings
Protected Land in Peabody, Film & Lecture Series, Indian Hill Conservation Area Expanded, Kamon Update, Osprey and More!
farmland in Peabody


 Six Unique Parcels of Conserved Land in Peabody  
Partnering with the City of Peabody, Greenbelt now holds Conservation Restrictions on six distinctly different properties owned by the City. Learn more about these conserved lands -including farmland, a bikeway, disc golf course and Memorial Park - and plan your visit to explore them. 
Peabody CRs→
coastal wildife - bird soaring over marsh

 

Film & Lecture Series StoryMap™ 
Greenbelt's 2021 Film & Lecture Series "Coastal Climate Resilience," funded by the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management, launched this month with a captivating film and fantastic lecture (recordings here). We hope you'll enjoy the StoryMap™ below, where you can learn more about the Series and register for the remaining four events (and we're happy to report there's no longer a capacity limit for "Sacred Cod").
StoryMap™→
Colby farm fields and pond, West Newbury

 

 Indian Hill Conservation Area Expands
Thanks to support from generous individuals and the Bafflin Foundation, we're delighted to announce that West Newbury's Indian Hill Conservation Area has been expanded with the permanent protection of the 25-acre Colby Farm property. It's exciting that this beautiful piece of the conservation puzzle is now in place. 
Indian Hill Conservation Area →
Osprey family on their nest

  

New Osprey Video Available 
Who says you need to wait until spring to watch 'our' beloved Osprey? Thanks to the video clips Dave Rimmer grabbed from Greenbelt's OspreyCam last summer, you can now binge-watch all winter long! Guaranteed to make you smile, this entertaining video compilation is the perfect winter "NestFlix."
 OspreyCam Video→
Fields at Kamon Farm in winter, Ipswich

Photo: Martha Sanders 

Kamon Farm: Help us Reach our Goal
We're making terrific progress on the Kamon Farm Conservation Project in Ipswich, and it's not too late for you to help! A generous donor pledged to match, dollar for dollar, up to $75,000. To date we've raised nearly $50,000 of that money, so don't delay and donate today so your gift will be doubled! 
 How You Can Help →
sunset at Beaver Pond Reservation, Merrimac

  Photo:Jerry Monkman @ecophotography.com              

In Remembrance 
The Greenbelt community is saddened by the recent passing of Donald Bade, a longt-time, fervent supporter of our work who passed in November. We're also remembering two former members of our Board of Directors, whose obituaries are linked below: Mike Wood of Hamilton/Wenham passed in November, and Jack Gardner of South Hamilton (who conserved a sustantial amount of his property with Greenbelt) passed in early January. We are grateful for the ways that these gentlemen served Greenbelt over the years. 
 Michael N. Wood →
 John L. Gardner → 
 
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