Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
young woman at Cox clamshell landing on a summer day


It's Summertime at Greenbelt!
Summer is here, and there's no better place to enjoy long, lovely days than right here in Essex County. We hope Greenbelt will be included in your summer plans when you Get Outside! Join us for one or more of our fantastic events, and explore Greenbelt's properties with family and friends. In the meantime, enjoy a walk at Greenbelt's John J. Donovan Reservation/Sagamore Hill Conservation Area with President Kate Bowditch and Bonnie!
Walk with Kate and Bonnie→
News and Happenings
Conservation Updates in Haverhill and Middleton, Stewardship News, and More!
woman standing by field at Corliss Hill Rd, Haverhill

 Haverhill Conservation Partnership
Haverhill's City Council and Mayor recently voiced their support to work with Greenbelt to protect 22.45 acres of fields and forest located on Corliss Hill Road. Tune in to hear Greenbelt's Vanessa Johnson-Hall and Kate Bowditch share about this exciting partnership on WHAV radio!
WHAV Interview→
pond and woods at Camp Creighton, Middleton

                 Photo: Neil Ungerleider

Thank You, Middleton!
At the Middleton Town Meeting on June 5, residents generously approved spending $50,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to help permanently protect the 121-acre Camp Creighton property. Thank you! Located in Middleton, the property is home to Camp Creighton, a summer day camp owned and operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn. 
Learn More→
clean up crew at Baypoint Riverfront, Haverhill


 Baypoint Clean-Up
On the banks of the Merrimack River in Haverhill, Greenbelt's Baypoint Riverfront Reservation is a hidden gem that is popular for fishing and bird watching. We're grateful to everyone who helps keep this property clean, and extend a special thank you to Dan Kingsbury, Michael Reid and Jessica Winiecki, who recently completed a wonderful spring clean-up here.
 BayPoint Riverfront
new Stewardship Shed at Cox Reservation


Stewardship News
Visitors to Cox Reservation will notice a brand new stewardship shed that houses Greenbelt's tractor and other large maintenance machinery. The Stewardship team is also in the process of replacing their gas-powered equipment with battery-powered items such as lawnmowers, chainsaws and trimmers.
  About Stewardship→
Chloe Lindahl and Sophie Harmon, summer interns


Welcome, Chloe Lindahl and Sophie Harmon
We're thrilled to introduce Chloe Lindahl, a recent UMass Amherst grad with a degree in Journalism and Communications, as Greenbelt's summer Communications Intern. And we're delighted to have Sophie Harmon, a rising UMass Amherst sophmore, back for another summer to support our development team while Rachel Horgan is on parental leave. Welcome!
grassland birds sign in field at Cox Reservation


Protecting Grassland Birds
Bobolinks and other grassland-nesting species are among our country's most threatened birds. Common hazards include haying machinery and off-leash dogs, both of which may potentially destroy nests and young birds. For these reasons, Greenbelt delays haying and requires dogs to be on-leash at selected properties during nesting season. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Protecting Grassland Birds→
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