Your tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund supports our operations - the work that we do all year- so that we can continue to protect important land for farming, wildlife
habitat, climate resilience and beautiful places to enjoy the outdoors. The impact of these successful conservation efforts will be felt for generations to come, serving to
connect people with nature on land that is protected forever.
For over 50 years, Janis Bailey and her late husband, Perley made their home on rolling fields and woodlands in Haverhill. They had seen
much of the surrounding landscape lost to development, and wanted to ensure that future generations could enjoy the unspoiled views of forests, hills and fields that
are so iconic to this part of the Merrimack Valley.
“I didn’t want to see it built up. When somebody buys the land, they can do whatever they want. This way, it’s
going to stay this way.” - Perley Bailey / Landowner
Working with Greenbelt, the 60-acres that the Baileys protected with a Conservation Restriction will forever be available for
agricultural use, and the Baileys are currently seeking a farmer to lease their farmland.
Across the street, the trail loop on the Bailey Reservation is perfect for families with young children, with signs of beaver and other
wildlife activity to enjoy. Because it is permanently protected, Bailey Reservation will continue to welcome visitors many generations from now.
Never before has the impact of your support – land that Greenbelt has protected forever – made more of a difference than now. Over the past year we've witnessed firsthand
how Greenbelt properties provide critical respite for many who seek Essex County’s natural beauty for quiet contemplation, family nature walks, fresh air and exercise.
Your support makes our work possible, and we can’t do it without you.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.