Thanks to all who joined Mount Grace at the Paul C. Dunn Woodland Preserve in Ashburnham on Saturday, February 11 to celebrate 30 years of local land conservation!
This year’s meeting will be held at Chimney Hill Farm in Petersham, one of the partners in Mount Grace’s landmark Quabbin to Wachusett Initiative which, together with our Quabbin Heritage Project, has now protected more than 4,100 acres!
Mount Grace is profoundly honored to have been selected by the Wetmore family to receive memorial gifts in lieu of flowers for lifelong conservationist, Senator Robert D. Wetmore, Sr., who passed away on January 15, 2016.
To honor Senator Robert Wetmore’s passion for the outdoors and resolute support for land conservation and stewardship, Mount Grace has established The Senator Robert D. Wetmore, Sr. Memorial Fishing Hole, in collaboration with the Wetmore and Gifford families.
Home to nesting Eagles, as well as beavers, otters, and a host of wildlife, Mount Grace's Eagle Reserve is a 139-acre mix of woods, wetlands, and open water that is now open to the public. The short video below by Paul Rezendes offers a virtual tour of one of the North Quabbin's most breathtaking places.
The Green Cemetery Initiative is a partnership between Mount Grace and Green Burial Massachusetts to establish the first green cemetery in Massachusetts open to all. While some Massachusetts cemeteries permit natural burial for residents of their town, a green cemetery owned by Mount Grace would be available to anyone wishing to be buried without embalming or a burial vault. If used, coffins would be biodegradable and grave markers would be local fieldstone.
AmeriCorps members from across the state gathered in Greenfield on a cold November morning to help Just Roots put the Greenfield Community Farm to bed for the winter and to clean up and beautify Greenfield Energy Park.