And we finally have some Spring weather!
And it’s getting to be time to get out and enjoy nature!
And it’s time to clean up our trails, mark our boundaries, mow the fields…
and generally be good stewards to the land!
Please come join our Stewardship Committee on a Preserve Work Party
and help keep our open spaces open.
And don’t forget it’s also time to join or renew your membership with the land trust!
If you are already a member:
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.
During this coming year the land trust has taken on some large Stewardship Projects, including several major upgrades at some of our primary Signature Preserves! Also in our plans are 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 need to work to make them the places you love to visit!
This will be a big year for our Trail Building Parties, 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!
In the coming year, the land trust will continue 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.
Also for 2013 we are developing many plans to implement, including:
- Continuing the 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
- Once again we will participate in the annual Portland Townwide Tag Sale.
- And, as allways, we will 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.