AUTUMN in New England!
It’s Fall – and for many, these are the nicest days of the year!
And if you ask me – we are in the nicest place to be in November.
The leaves are splendid! The weather is reasonable (this year so far!)
And it is a GREAT TIME to go for a walk on a preserve to enjoy both.
And it also means more stewardship work parties to clear trials, build bridges and get ready for the inevitable storms that will come.
And to connect to the beauty in nature all around us.
Something we look forward to when out on a preserve:
to experience being connected- and being good stewards to the land.
And there’s always a lot to do!
So please keep an eye out for our upcoming schedule, and come join our Stewardship Committee out building a trail,
and help keep our open spaces open.
And please remember to tell a friend to join us with a membership in the land trust!
To all our members who keep us going:
Without your support, we cannot do what we need to do today to make sure that open space will still be here tomorrow.
2013 is turning out to be a very active year for the land trust.
The land trust has been working on some large Stewardship Projects, including several major upgrades at some of our primary Signature Preserves! We’ve also been hard at the upkeep of our many preserves and trails, as well as building new trails on some of our newest preserves! We have four new preserves to debut – all donated in the last year – and we’re working to make them the places you love to visit!
This has been a big year for our Trail Building Parties, but we are still at it – so come on out and lend a hand. Check out our Stewardship pages for the most recent stewardship activities. You never know what you might find… but you know it will be fun!
This year, the land trust has continued to work quietly to preserve and defend open space in Northern Middlesex County, and to steward the conservation lands we’ve already protected. These lands help provide for fresh water in our streams and buffers against flooding, for wildlife habitat and ecological diversity, for the quality of life we enjoy in our landscape and for the recreation and renewal of all who appreciate nature.
As the year progresses we are continuing to implement our plans, including:
- Our Preserve Mapping Project, with the help of Wesleyan University, to remap our major preserves and trails and make maps available on-line.
- Upgrading our technology & equipment to make the mapping project possible.
- Investing in additional assets on our open spaces including: work to preserve our Snow Drop Hill Garden, clearing some of our existing ponds and getting a second coat of paint on our Historic Evanmore
- And again this year we participated in the annual Portland Townwide Tag Sale.
- And, of course, we continue our efforts to preserve and protect our most vulnerable open spaces.
The Middlesex Land Trust’s mission is to preserve open space in Northern Middlesex County by identifying, protecting, and maintaining significant natural features such as wetlands, scenic areas, critical wildlife habitats, prime farmland, and unique geological formations. The Land Trusts accepts donations of property as well as conservation easements to ensure that these lands remain in open space for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.