Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
Aerial photo of Kamon Farm, green fields and forest

                                                                                                   Photo: Martha Sanders                                               

THANK YOU for helping us reach our goal to conserve Kamon Farm!
We've successfully reached the fundraising goal to conserve Kamon Farm in Ipswich, thanks to support from more than 200 individuals, a generous matching gift challenge, The Bafflin Foundation, Fields Pond Foundation, The George H. and Jane E. Mifflin Memorial Fund and Institution for Savings Conservation Fund. Essential funding also came from the Ipswich Open Space Bond Program (thank you, Ipswich residents!) and the MA LAND Grant Program. Conserving these 93 acres will permanently protect public trail access, drinking water, wildlife habitat and active farmland. The project will close when the LAND grant is officially awarded to the town this summer.
 Kamon Farm map, photo and videos →
News and Happenings
Iron Ox Farm, Author Doug Tallamy, 60 Walks with Kate and More!
Iron Ox Farm principals Alex and Stacey in greenhouse

  Iron Ox Farm is new operator at former Green Meadows Farm
It's our pleasure to announce that Iron Ox Farm, whose principals are Alex Cecchinelli and Stacey Apple, is the new operator at the former Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton and Topsfield. This exciting news marks new beginnings for Iron Ox Farm and a significant milestone in Greenbelt's farmland conservation program!
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Bird on book cover of Doug Tallamy's "Nature's Best Hop


Author Doug Tallamy on Nature's Best Hope
Join Doug Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author of Nature's Best Hope, for practical and effective suggestions to help preserve our precious wildlife right in your own backyard. Sponsored by the Gulf of Maine Institute, West Newbury Open Space Committee, West Newbury Garden Club, and West Newbury Wild & Native, this virtual event will be hosted by Greenbelt on April 28th at 7 pm. Free, registration required.
Details and Registration →
winter view from Indian Hill, West Newbury, snow and trees


 A walk at Indian Hill with Kate Bowditch

Tune in for a wonderful, winter walk at the spectacular Indian Hill in West Newbury with President Kate Bowditch. This is one of 60 walks Kate has pledged to complete in honor of Greenbelt's 60th Anniversary; stay tuned to 'virtually' explore many more beautiful Greenbelt properties with Kate throughout the year!
Virtual Walk at Indian Hill →
MassLand logo


MassLand Conference
This Friday and Saturday, March 19 & 20 is the MassLand and Rhode Island Land Trust Council's 2021 Land Conservation Conference. Themes for this event that will feature 29 virtual sessions include Building a Stronger Land Movement through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Responding to Climate Change; Land Management & Stewardship; and much more.
 Conference Registration→
Goucester 400th anniversary logo, "our people, our stor


Gloucester's 400th
As Greenbelt marks its 60th year, Gloucester is kicking off their 400th Anniversary Celebration!  Greenbelt is proud to partner with Gloucester as they a launch a fantastic line-up of events to commemorate this impressive milestone.
Gloucester 400→
wildflowers around pond at Colby Farm, West Newbury


Legacy Giving for Land Conservation
We're pleased and honored to report that a portion of Greenbelt's bequest funds - entrusted to Greenbelt with the purpose of conserving land in Essex County - were recently put into action to help conserve three important properties: Colby Farm, West Newbury; Den Rock Park, Lawrence and Andover; and the last parcel of Beaver Pond Reservation, Merrimac. We're grateful for our Legacy Giving Society for helping us protect land for the benefit of many generations that will follow us. 
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