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Sharing our Expertise with the Conservation Community

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Greenbelt was well represented at the 2018 Massachusetts Land Trust Conference held in Worcester last Saturday. 
Director of Land Conservation, Chris LaPointe, joined staff from The Trustees and MassAudubon, to present Conservation 101 to a large group of young and beginning professionals.  
Staff-members Abby Hardy-Moss (left) and Shelley Raymond teamed up with colleagues from the Wildlands Trust to present  Modernizing Your Website for Effective Engagement, which featured Greenbelt's new website and interactive property maps
Greenbelt understands the importance of educating the next generation of conservationists, and we are pleased to regularly participate in this, the nation’s largest state-based land trust conference. 

Save the Date: Oct. 25 & 26: Leasing Your Land to a Farmer Workshop

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Farmers in Essex County are looking for land to rent – from larger areas for crops or livestock, to small vegetable plots. Are you a landowner who can help?


Greenbelt and farm leasing experts Land for Good will hold a workshop later this year that can help you understand your land’s potential for farming and what details can contribute to a mutually-beneficial farming arrangement. You'll learn:

  • Benefits & opportunities of leasing your land to a farmer
  • How to identify your personal, financial and land use goals
  • How to find a compatible farmer
  • How to craft a lease agreement

The evening workshop on October 25th will be followed by a tour of leased farmlands on the morning of October 26th.  Stay tuned for locations and details to come!

Snow and Ice Wreak Havoc, Property Monitors Can Help

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Mother Nature showed off a bit over the last few weeks, unleashing extraordinary tidal activity, winds and damaging snow falls. Hopefully you weathered the storm safely. Greenbelt properties were not spared. As a result, downed trees and limbs litter many popular reservation trails. While some of our voulunteer property monitors have provided assistance, you can help by reporting any dangerous trail conditions to Greenbelt's Stewardship team.  Interested in volunteering as a property monitor for a reservation near you? Learn more.

Art in the Barn: Now Accepting Applications for New Artists

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The 29th Annual Art in the Barn Exhibition and Sale, will take place June 8-10th at the Cox Reservation. Planning for this year's festivities are now in full swing.

Interested in participating as an artist in this year's Art in the Barn? Painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, and more are all invited to apply.  Download the application.


Have fun with us!

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Phone: 978.768.7241  |  Email: ecga@ecga.org
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