Sheep's Rock in Salisbury

Take in fabulous views of the Great Marsh from Sheep's Rock in Salisbury!

Greenbelt recently purchased and conserved 12 parcels of land from the Town of Salisbury, including Sheep's Rock and several pieces of marshland. Sheep's Rock provides recreational opportunities with actively used trails through wooded upland forest, and the marshland is part of the Great Marsh in Salisbury, a critical natural resource for habitat and climate resilience.

Greenbelt looks forward to more conservation opportunities in beautiful Salisbury.

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News and Happenings

Girl looks through binoculars at All About Beavers  

What's there to see at Beaver Pond Conservation Area?

Quite a bit, actually! With blue skies overhead and crunchy leaves underfoot, kids and their parents enjoyed a beautiful autumn day exploring Beaver Pond Conservation Area with Morgan Davidson, environmental educator with North Shore Nature Programs. Signs of beaver activity were plentiful at this family-friendly destination. If you haven't visited yet, add it to your outdoor adventure list!

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Coordinators of the Multi-Sensory Walk at Cox Reservation  

“To enjoy the calming benefits of nature, all you need to do is step outside,”

says Mary Ellen Kelly, Greenbelt's Volunteer Program Coordinator and Kripalu-certified Outdoor Mindful Guide. In partnership with Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (part of Gloucester's SeniorCare, Inc.), she led successful dementia-friendly sensory walks this fall at Cox Reservation, and plans to continue the program next year. Mary Ellen is "Thankful to Greenbelt for their strong support of this vision and for SeniorCare, Inc. for partnering with us to make these walks happen.”

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new staff member Joanne Flannery  

Welcome, Joanne Flannery

We're thrilled to introduce Joanne Flannery as Greenbelt's new Finance and Operations Manager. A resident of Beverly, Joanne joins Greenbelt with more than 25 years of professional experience with North Shore 104.9FM (WBOQ Radio), including work in accounting, operations and human resources. Please join us in giving Joanne a warm welcome!

Dog Bonnie wearing blaze orange vest  

Safety first, especially in hunting season

Fall is a favorite time for many to enjoy Greenbelt’s trails, but it’s important to be aware that fall is also hunting season in Essex County. Please put safety first when you're out in the woods. We encourage you (and your four-legged friends) to wear blaze orange or other bright colors until deer hunting season ends on December 31.

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Basset Hound gets geared up for a run at Vineyard Hill  

Running with the Dogs!

Greenbelt’s first "Intro to Canicross: Running with your Dog" - led by Carissa Daniels at Vineyard Hill - was informative, boisterous and downright entertaining as humans and pups in harnesses hit the ground running! The sport of cross-country running with dogs, Canicross is growing in popularity among dog lovers who enjoy exercising outdoors.


As always, Greenbelt welcomes all humans and canines who are well-behaved, share the trails and don’t leave pet waste behind.

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Your investment in our Annual Fund is critical for every acre we conserve. Local land conservation strengthens our climate resiliency, safeguards our drinking water and protects our local farmland. Your support is visible each time you pass a Greenbelt property that’s carefully stewarded for your safety and enjoyment. And it’s everlasting because the land we conserve today is conserved forever. Thank you for supporting our Annual Fund!
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