Main content

Give Back to the Land WEEK Events

Event date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
— Events

As we celebrate Earth Day, its message of protecting open spaces, clean air and water, and threatened wildlife is as important as ever. The land trusts of western and central Massachusetts are coming together to Give Back to the Land, and we invite you to join us! 

A generous donor is offering $5,000 to match any gift made between now and Earth Day, so that your impact on the land we love will be doubled!

Please join us in person to celebrate this week of Give Back to the Land Day & Earth Day events

Saturday, 4/15, Alderbrook Meadows Wildlife Santuary – Accesible Trail Spring Cleanup (time TBA, contact May at grzybowski@ for more info and to sign up)

Wednesday, 4/19, 6-8pm – Forestry Forum @ Stone Cow Brewery

Thursday, 4/20, all day – Give Back to the Land Day of Online Giving

Saturday, 4/22, 2-3pm, iNaturalist Citizen Science Training at Skyfields – (contact Jess at bryant@ to sign up)

Saturday, 4/22, 9am-12pm, Green Clean Athol Community Cleanup – meet at Lord Pond Plaza.

Saturday, 4/22, time/meetup TBD, Lake Monomonac Cleanup with North County Land Trust & Monomonac Lake Association


Farms. Forests. Trails. Parks. Waterways. Wildlife greenways.

These days, they matter more than ever. 

In Central and Western Massachusetts, we’re lucky to have abundant open space.

We are surrounded by forests, family farms, public trails, and waterways that provide clean air and water, fresh local food, places to recreate, and excellent habitat for our wild neighbors. These all exist because folks like you choose conservation.

Together, we protect the land and its wild inhabitants. Together, we preserve our region’s natural beauty. Together, we promote the health of our earth and of the community, and create a sustainable way forward for the future.

We cannot solve the climate crisis without solving the nature crisis. “Climate change: a threat to human wellbeing and health of the planet” according to the most recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a natural solution, which is land conservation. The IPCC report emphasizes that “taking action now can secure our future” and something that we can do (individually and collectively) is to see and act on the opportunity to protect land and water that still remains in a natural state.

On April 22, Earth Day, we invite you to Give Back To The Land—and help make a difference for the climate—with your donation to a Massachusetts land trust.

When actively conserved, nature thrives. This is what we can accomplish together, here, in Central and Western Massachusetts, on this Earth Day and beyond.

Join with four regional land trusts to invest in this vital work. With your help, we can ensure a thriving local environment that supports the health of all who live, work, and play here.

We need the land, and the land needs us. Together, we’ll make a lasting difference.