Conservation groups from up and down the Connecticut River Watershed joined together in Hartford this Thursday to witness US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar designate the Connecticut River and its Watershed as the nation's first National Blueway.
Neighbors, hikers, and casual visitors to the Paul C. Dunn Woodland Preserve are all asking the same question...What are those things?
Northfield landowners Bill and Christine Copeland have helped inaugurate Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust’s twenty-fifth year of land conservation by donating a 183-acre ‘Forever Wild’ conservation restriction to Mount Grace.
When: October 16th, 2010
Where: 1 South Main Street, Orange
Stop by Trail Head for a special one day sale! Owners Paul and Brenda Anderson have agreed to donate 20% of proceeds from the sale to benefit the work of Mount Grace. Trail Head sells a range of outdoor equipment and gifts, including folding and inflatable kayaks, camping gear, maps, guides, bird houses, garden items, gourmet foods and chocolates. Be sure to stop by at the Millers River Café, now located in the store.
In the late 1980s, several landowners with property in Thousand Acre Swamp, in Athol and Phillipston, worked with Mount Grace to apply for a state grant to conserve their land. Their proposal was ranked first in Massachusetts because of the enormous habitat value of the Thousand Acre Swamp-Bearsden Woods area, and was in line for conservation money until funding was pulled at the last minute.
Collaboration by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, the Town of Winchendon, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, and the North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership has completed a landmark land conservation project protecting 866 acres of land in Winchendon, including two entirely new conservation areas.