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Common Ground: Girl Scouts Volunteer at Fox Valley
Twelve Scouts from Phillipston, two troop leaders, two volunteers, and I met at Fox Valley. It was a cold morning and it had snowed during the week (By Kate Marquis)
Common Ground: Volunteers Needed to "Adopt" Tully Trail
As one of the original partners in the foundation of the Tully Trail, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust is now seeking groups of volunteers to adopt short sections of the trail.
Community Action Keeps Tully Mountain Part of Our Common Ground
Tully Loop Trail is a 22-mile hiking trail that begins and ends on the summit of Tully Mountain, passing along the shore of Tully Lake, along Jacobs Ridge (with its panoramic views), past three waterfalls (Doanes, Spirit and Royalston Falls),...
Community Conservation: Another Side of Davenport Pond
Mount Grace Project Manager Paul Daniello first met Aleza Beauvais and Soren Rono in April, 2009, at a North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership landowner outreach meeting in Phillipston
Community Conservation: A Lawton Forest Reunion
Mount Grace jumped right in to a major land conservation project on its founding in 1986.  At the request of the Town of Athol, the trust started work on the acquisition of the 365-acre Lawton Tree Farm with a total of $18 in the bank...
Community Conservation: First National Blueway
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar named the Connecticut River the nation's first Blueway, a designation meant to recognize and support local conservation, recreation, and restoration efforts.
Community Conservation: Lawton Forest - 30 Years Ago
30 years ago today, Mount Grace purchased the 365-acre Lawton Tree Farm - our first project! Here's the story from the December 30, 1986 Greenfield Recorder.
Conservation Moves Forward at Thousand Acre Swamp
“Working in Thousand Acre Swamp was a rich experience in observing wildlife sign. After surveying the area, there was no doubt as to its importance as a wetlands resource to wildlife.” Paul Rezendes
Cooking up a Conservation Project in Phillipston
Chef Craig Twohey describes the process of protecting his 49 acres in Phillipston as “a lot like marinating a steak. You’ve got to take the time to let it sit until it’s ready.”
Creating a New Market for Local Farms
Help Mount Grace partner with the North Quabbin Community Co-op to address the gaps in our local food system and keep our region’s farmers on the land.

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