Skyfields Arbotetum, our headquarters, is a place to learn and study nature for people of all ages.

MOUNT GRACE LAND CONSERVATION TRUST INC

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Skyfields Arbotetum, our headquarters, is a place to learn and study nature for people of all ages.

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Visit our thousands of acres of protected land, like this property in Warwick.

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Mount Grace helped Barbara and Sam Richardson (w/Bob Zlogar on L) protect their land on the New England Trail.

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Our Hidden Valley property in Wendell is also on the trail, and hosted an outdoor concert in the 2013 Mass Walking Tour.

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Mount Grace is working with farmers Sarah and Ryan Voiland to purchase and secure Montague's 122-acre Red Fire Farm.

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"With Mount Grace's help, we had a once in a lifetime chance to secure some of the best land in the world" Ryan Voiland

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Red Fire Farm provides food for 1,500 CSA members and for the community in Montague and surrounding towns.

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Congressmen Jim McGovern and John Olver joined Mount Grace at Red Fire Farm to offer support for the project.

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Visit the farm and tour the farm trail, designed and installed by our MassLIFT-AmeriCorps members and volunteers.

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Mount Grace created the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program to help bring young people onto the land to encounter nature.

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MassLIFT-AmeriCorps helped the town of Northfield add trails and an information kiosk at the town Forest on Gulf Road.

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The Falls River, in Greenfield and Gill, has served as an outdoor classroom for MassLIFT youth projects since 2010.

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Each year, MassLIFT brings 20 AmeriCorps volunteers to Massachusetts to help with land conservation around the state.

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Mount Grace is working to protect Bree-Z-Knoll Farm in Leyden, the Town's last remaining dairy farm.

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Bree-Z-Knoll is a member of the Our Family Farms Cooperative, which provides hormone-free local milk in Franklin County.

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Mount Grace invites you to enjoy the land we help protect. Whether you hike Franklin County's Erving Town Forest ...

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..or volunteer at Noonday Farm in Worcester County, we hope you will visit these unique places.

Mount Grace benefits the environment, the economy, and future generations by protecting significant land and encouraging land stewardship.

Since 1986, Mount Grace has completed hundreds of projects in partnership with local landowners to protect 27,000 acres in Franklin and Worcester Counties.

From the peak of Warwick’s Mount Grace to the rolling landscapes of the Quabbin and the Connecticut River Valley, Mount Grace protects the natural and working landscapes that define our communities and local economy.

Working with a dedicated volunteer network of natural resources professionals and committed citizens, Mount Grace demonstrates a range of responsible land stewardship practices that provide long-term environmental and economic rewards.

Mount Grace is recognized across the state and nationally as an example of excellence in community-based collaborative land conservation.

Our innovative work includes:

· Securing, in partnership with Ryan and Sarah Voiland of Red Fire Farm, a 122-acre farmstead in Montague as a permanently affordable whole farm,

· Teaming with neighbors of Leyden’s Bree-Z-Knoll Farm to find a way to protect the town’s last remaining dairy farm,

· Sustaining a statewide AmeriCorps program (created by Mount Grace in 2010), the Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow, which brings 20 AmeriCorps members to Massachusetts each year to focus on land conservation and stewardship around the state and,

· Conserving hundreds of acres from Northfield to Wendell along the New England Trail, to protect the trail and its rural landscapes as a public resource in perpetuity.

Mount Grace works in partnership with local towns and local people, and we invite all our members to get to know the land. Over 1,100 members support Mount Grace’s work. These individuals have a common goal: they want to help keep communities, forests, farms, and landscapes whole, healthy, and permanently intact across the Commonwealth.

Thanks in part to Valley Gives, we now have 200 new members since 2012!

Everyone who makes a gift of $50 or more is eligible to receive a prize from Mount Grace! A match will be made for all contributions from new donors who have never supported Mount Grace financially in the past!


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MOUNT GRACE LAND CONSERVATION TRUST INC
1461 OLD KEENE RD
ATHOL, MA 01331

Phone
978-248-2043

Web
http://mountgrace.org/

Email
landtrust@mountgrace.org

Mission
Mount Grace benefits the environment, the economy, and future generations by protecting significant land and encouraging land stewardship.

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