In the Spring of 2018, 8.5 acres with a house in Haverhill was left to Greenbelt by Mrs. Maureen Corbett when she passed away. Greenbelt had met with Mrs. Corbett in 2016 to discuss her intentions, and she agreed that Greenbelt could sell the house as long as the surrounding woodlands were protected.
Greenbelt recently sold the house, and retained 5.65 acres of native woodlands that connect to Haverhill watershed lands. Someday we hope to have trail connections to the watershed land.
A lifelong resident of Haverhill, Mrs. Corbett was a Certified Public Accountant and started her own practice in Haverhill in 1980. She was graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, where she filled several roles including Adjunct Professor of Accounting and the first woman President of the Bentley College Alumni Association. Mrs. Corbett was also active in many professional and civic affairs, including (but certainly not limited to) serving as Treasurer of the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, Ayers Village Area Neighborhood Association, Communication of Workers of America Local 1365, and Haverhill Neighborhood Coalition.
Greenbelt is deeply appreciative of Mrs. Corbett’s generosity, and is honored to have been included in her wishes to leave a lasting legacy of conserved land in Haverhill.
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.