Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
winter sunset with "Winter Solstice Greetings"


Happy Winter Solstice
... from our Greenbelt family to yours!

As the year draws to a close, so does Greenbelt's 2021 Annual Fund. The articles below illustrate just some of the work that the Annual Fund supports - farmland affordability, land stewardship and conservation projects throughout Essex County.

If you've already contributed to the Annual Fund, thank you! If not, please consider a meaningful gift before December 31st. We appreciate your support.

2021 Annual Fund →
News and Happenings
Iron Ox Farm, Stewardship Highlight, Annisquam Woods and More
aerial view of cultivated rows at Iron Ox Farm

  Iron Ox Farm
With candid conversations and striking scenery at Iron Ox Farm, this short documentary highlights the importance of conserving farmland and ensuring its affordability for farmers. Hear why both elements are critical to the future of local agriculture here in Essex County, and about Greenbelt's commitment to supporting them.
Iron Ox Film→
fields and trees at Leonhard Farm


Much More than Mowing
While maintaining Greenbelt's properties to keep them welcoming and thriving is an important part of Stewardship's job, monitoring hundreds of Conservation Restrictions is another critical responsibility. Learn more about this less visible but incredibly important role our Stewardship team plays.
CR Monitoring →
winter view of Langsford Pond at Annisquam Woods

 Photo: Neil Ungerleider

 Annisquam Woods
Open for Visitors
We're thrilled to announce that Annisquam Woods in Gloucester is open and ready for the public! Hike beautiful trails through this classic Cape Ann landscape and enjoy views of Langsford Pond and magnificent stone walls. For a longer walk, explore the trail that connects to Greenbelt's Carter Reservation and beyond. 
Annsiquam Woods →
stone wall and woods at Corliss Hill Road, Haverhill


Project Update at
Corliss Hill Road
Haverhill City Council continues to make progress to conserve the 22-acre Corliss Hill Road property, important for protecting the City's drinking water, wildlife habitat and farming. Last week, City Council members agreed to assign the option to purchase the property to Greenbelt. Visit our website for updates as this exciting and complex project moves forward.
 Corliss Hill Road→
Lynnfield Conservation Commission members


Nearing the Finish Line in Lynnfield
Steps continue to ensure the permanent protection of the Richardson Green property on Main Street in Lynnfield. Shown here are members of Lynnfield's Conservation Commission as they signed the Purchase and Sale agreement for the property. (Many thanks to our friends in the Planning Department for this photo!)
Richardson Green→
Lovely pink lily pad in bloom


In Memoriam
We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of George Meyfarth and David Curtis, two important members of the Greenbelt community. George Meyfarth of Topsfield was a talented, enthusiastic and long-time volunteer who often gave his time to Greenbelt in tandem with his wife Nathalie. David Curtis of Gloucester was a well-known and accomplished landscape artist whose plein air painting classes were a welcome sight at Cox Reservation for decades. 
 George H. Meyfarth III →
 David Philip Curtis → 
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