Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
Women volunteers smiling at Cox Reservation event


Volunteer with Greenbelt!
Walk leaders, event helpers, trail monitors, photographers and more --- we NEED you!

Your time and interest are some of the greatest gifts you can give to Greenbelt, and we're excited to announce that we're revamping our Volunteer Program to ensure your investment with us is meaningful and enjoyable.

Join our team to give back, make friends, have fun and make a difference. We'll match your interests with opportunities to get involved, provide training and swag, and keep you in the loop with our volunteer newsletter.

Email Greenbelt Volunteer Program Coordinator Mary Ellen Kelly with questions, or click below to learn more and sign up! 

Be a Greenbelt Volunteer →
News and Happenings
Spring at Iron Ox Farm, New Osprey Video, Welcome New Staff Members and More
Stacey Apple planting seeds, Iron Ox Farm greenhouse FarmPhoto: Neil Ungerleider

 Signs of Spring
Seed planting is well underway for Stacey Apple and Alex Cecchinelli in their newly-constructed greenhouses at Iron Ox Farm. Stacey and Alex are now in their second year at their Hamilton/Topsfield location. Learn more about this farm and Greenbelt's overall Farmland Conservation Program. Our goal is to protect local farmland and ensure farming affordability here in Essex County.
Our Farms, Our Future→
Two men raising an Osprey platform on marsh


2021 Osprey Video,
2022 Osprey Season
We're delighted to share a wonderful new video created by Triton High School student Sophia Latham, featuring Osprey highlights from 2021. Enjoy this great footage as we begin the start of a new season, with our solar-powered OspreyCam already live streaming from Gloucester!
New Video and Osprey Program →
stone wall on spring day at Cox Reservation


 Welcome to Greenbelt
Join us in welcoming new faces to Greenbelt's team at our Cox Reservation Headquarters: Joan O'Connor, Accounting Assistant; Elizabeth Harkness, Events & Outreach Assistant; and Mary Ellen Kelly, Volunteer Program Coordinator. Click below to learn more about these women. 
Learn More →
President Kate Bowditch


Kate Bowditch Accepted to LTA Leadership Program
Greenbelt President Kate Bowditch has been accepted to the Land Trust Alliance Leadership Program, a multi-year executive opportunity with objectives to cultivate strong leaders and innovate change in the land trust community. The attached article provided by LTA summarizes the program well - its participants, objectives and outcomes. Congratulations, Kate!
 Land Trust Leadership Program→
Mike Carbone, stewardship crew in front of barn
Spring Trail Work
Spring clean up is ongoing for Greenbelt's Stewardship team as they clear winter storm debris from the trails to keep them safe and accessible. To reduce Greenbelt's carbon footprint, the Stewardship crew is in the process of replacing their gas-powered tools with electric ones!
GreenbeltGo logo


Our new trails app, GreenbeltGo, is a huge hit with well over 2,500 downloads since it launched last month. See for yourself what the buzz is about - download this fantastic FREE trails app today! Click below for a quick tutorial to get you started.
 GreenbeltGo → 
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