Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
cross country skiiers on sunny winter day

                                                                                     Photo: Neil Ungerleider                                                

Explore with Greenbelt this Winter!
Bundle up and Get Outside with Greenbelt! From trekking to tracking to taking in the views, a winter's day has a lot to offer when you're exploring with Greenbelt. With almost 50 properties that are open free of charge, from dawn to dusk daily, there's plenty of ground to cover!

Starting this week, Greenbelt's 2022 Film & Lecture Series - "Branching Out: Find Your Connection to Nature" - offers five inspirational insiders' views to unique ways to appreciate nature. Registration is required for each event, we hope to see you there.

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News and Happenings
River Road, Farm Funding Workshop, Volunteer Spotlight, Job Openings, Business Sponsors, Remembering Dick Johnson
hikers on board walk in winter at River Road

 River Road
Ready to Explore
Rising above the Merrimack in West Newbury, River Road Reservation is one of Greenbelt's most recently conserved properties. And thanks to our Stewardship team, it's ready for you to explore. Follow winding trails and boardwalks through 31 stunning acres of towering white pines, oaks, maples and paper birches. Enjoy!
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rows of cultivated farmland crops


Funding Your Farm: Strategies to Boost Grant Success
Learn how four farmers successfully navigated grant applications and timing to maximize the effectiveness of finding farm funding. On Friday, January 28th, 10 am to noon, this virtual event will be co-hosted by Greenbelt and the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. FREE, registration is required.
Farm Funding →
Becca Smalley by the Studio Barn


 Volunteer Spotlight
Rebecca Smalley, Senior at Salem State University, is generously contributing her GIS and mapping expertise to help Greenbelt advance exciting new initiatives. Well on her way to earning a combined Bachelors and Masters degree in GIS and Cartography at SSU, Becca's professional goal is to apply her skills to environmental and climate-related work. Thank you, Becca, for your volunteer work at Greenbelt. 
Volunteering →
view along wooden fence line in snow at Cox Reservation


We're Hiring!
Greenbelt currently has two job openings we are seeking to fill immediately: a part-time Events & Outreach Assistant, and a part-time Accounting Assistant. Learn more about these exciting opportunities to join the Greenbelt team at the beautiful Cox Reservation in Essex!
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aerial view of Cox marsh with call out to Business Sponsors


Thank You,
Business Sponsors
Hats off to Greenbelt's Business Sponsors, whose support makes Essex County a healthier place to live, work and play. Each year, dozens of local businesses help Greenbelt conserve land to protect climate resilience, working farms, wildlife habitat, drinking water, scenic views and outdoor spaces to enjoy nature. Click here for a list of our generous sponsors, and to learn more about the program.
 Business Sponsors→
Sagamore Hill


In Memoriam
We're saddened by the passing of Richard S. (Dick) Johnson of Byfield, an important and beloved member of the Greenbelt community for decades. Former President Ed Becker shared, "To my good fortune, Dick was president of the board when I started my career at Greenbelt. He was a great mentor in those early years, and became a lifelong friend. I have many fond memories of sitting with Dick and Pinck at the kitchen table in their Byfield home."  Our condolences to the Johnson family.
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