Greenbelt works within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, Massachusetts helping individuals, families, municipalities and organizations realize their land conservation goals.
As Essex County’s Land Trust, Greenbelt works with landowners and the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County to conserve open space, farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic
landscapes. Our work helps protect native plants, animals and natural corridors, ensure a healthy food supply, maintain clean water, and create free and accessible places for outdoor
recreation and the enjoyment of nature.
Conservation, in perpetuity, of the distinctive landscapes and the varied natural resources of Essex County.
Transformative effect of access to nature for the health and wellbeing of future generations.
Effective conservation leadership through partnership and innovation, dedicated to sharing our knowledge and experience.
Integrity and excellence, deserving of public trust, expressed in our commitment to the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and professionalism.
Local engagement that is responsive, that honors the diverse character of Essex County and respects the conservation vision of the individuals, families, communities, municipalities and
partners with whom we work.
A culture of optimism and creativity that is confident and resourceful.
Strategic Plan 2017-2020
Greenbelt's Board of Directors developed a strategic plan to guide the organization in 2017. The plan outlines three main strategic goals defining the Board's commitment to increasing
land protection efforts, access and outreach more evenly across the county.
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.