There's still time to make a special Earth Day donation here
in honor of someone you know! They will receive a beautiful e-card from you and the chance to "Pay it Forward," sharing the important message of making a difference this Earth Day.
Special thanks to EBSCO and the Law Office of Donald M. Greenough, who generously matched $5,000 raised!
“While we continue working to protect our best farmland and scenic resources, we are keenly aware of the changes already happening as a result of climate change. Land
conservation is a critical tool as we look to a future that may be quite different from what we’re accustomed to.”
Christopher LaPointe, Greenbelt Director of Land Conservation.
New Englanders need resilient landscapes to filter water for drinking and for recreation. In protecting forests and grasslands, more carbon emissions are absorbed from the atmosphere.
A single mature leafy tree can produce as much oxygen each year as 10 people inhale. A healthy salt marsh protects our coastal communities by absorbing flood waters and lessening storm
And increasingly, the benefits of outdoor activity are recognized for public health benefits.
Anthropologist Margaret Mead famously said that we should “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing
that ever has.”
Greenbelt’s local conservation efforts are a real way to effect change in our communities, and we are so grateful for your support. To date, Greenbelt has conserved more
than 18,200 acres, all of which are permanently protected, a lasting legacy in Essex 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.