Towns Unite to Conserve Quabbin Heritage Land
If you walk the miles of trails on Ben and Susie Feldman’s 321 acres of wooded land, you eventually come to a sign marking the exact point where the three towns of Athol, Petersham, and Phillipston come together. Those three towns have now joined together to protect the Feldman’s land, and 2,000 additional acres, as part of the Quabbin Heritage Landscape Project, funded in part by a $1,260,000 grant from Massachusetts' Landscape Partnership Program (LPP).
Quabbin Heritage focuses on protecting scenic and working landscapes in Athol, Petersham, Phillipston, and Barre. Partners include Mount Grace, the Towns, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation: Division of Water Supply Protection, East Quabbin Land Trust, and the landowners.