Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
view along wooden fenceline in snow at Cox Reservation

                                                                                                   Photo: Adrian Scholes                                                

60 Walks for Greenbelt's 60th Anniversary!
It's wonderful to see Greenbelt properties bustling with activity this winter. Whether on skis, snowshoes, horseback or in plain old boots, Greenbelt's trails offer miles of stark beauty, peaceful solitude, mysterious tracks and plentiful wildlife sightings. This year marks Greenbelt's 60th anniversary, and we're grateful for you - our community - for helping us conserve valuable landscapes and places to explore. To celebrate, President Kate Bowditch has set out to take 60 walks on Greenbelt properties over the course of the year. We invite you to follow along, or even challenge yourself to take 60 walks!
A Winter Walk with Kate at Cox →
News and Happenings
Den Rock Park, Seasonal Stewardship Position, Art in the Barn, Meet Anna Fletcher and More!
Shawsheen River bend at Den Rock Park, Lawrence
Photo: Neil Ungerleider

  48 Acres at Den Rock Park, Lawrence and Andover
Greenbelt recently acquired 48 acres adjoining Den Rock Park in Lawrence and Andover from the Merrimack River Watershed Council. Owned by the City of Lawrence, Den Rock Park has well-established trails, the "Den Rock" boulder popular with rock climbers, beaver ponds, wetland habitat, and lovely frontage along the Shawsheen River.
Den Rock Park→
Stewardship tractor mowing a field in summer


Seasonal Stewardship Job Opportunity
Greenbelt seeks a full-time (40 hours per week) seasonal (May-August) Land Stewardship Technician to support all aspects of the land stewardship department across Essex County.
Job Posting & Application →
Art in the Barn paintings


 Art in the Barn - Call for Prospective Artists
Greenbelt's Art in the Barn jury committee is now accepting artwork to be considered for our virtual 2021 show. Submit your application and images of 5 pieces of artwork online no later than April 4th. This year's show and sale will be an online event from June 3rd to 13th.
Application & Instructions →
Great Marsh Symposium poster "Restoration Matters"


Great Marsh Symposium
Don't miss the 2021 Great Marsh Symposium "Restoration Matters" on March 17th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Zoom. Featuring a fantastic line-up of experts, the virtual symposium will focus on the critical importance of marsh restoration.
Anna Fletcher, temporary Admin and Development Assistant


Meet Anna Fletcher!
Please help us welcome Anna Fletcher to Greenbelt. Anna joined the Greenbelt team as our temporary Development and Administrative Coordinator. An Amesbury resident and recent graduate from Harvard Extension School with a Master's in Museum Studies, Anna is an avid hiker and is trekking her way through the NH 4,000-footers. 
Lovely pink lily pad in bloom


In Memoriam
We are saddened by the recent passing of Lily Rice of Wenham. Lily and her husband C.G. were early Greenbelt supporters (C.G. served on the board for many years), and property they owned in Rowley is now conserved as part of Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary.  We are also remembering Nan Mathey of Exeter, NH (formerly of Ipswich) who passed earlier this month. A loyal volunteer with Greenbelt's "Mail Crew" for years, Nan was a long-time supporter of Greenbelt and the Osprey Program.
 Lily B.Rice →
 Nancy Mathey → 
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