Thank you for helping us conserve this beautiful property!
For the past several months, Greenbelt has been working with the Town of North Andover to protect the historic Glennie Woodlot on Dale Street. A few steps into the Glennie Woodlot feels
like stepping back in time, to over a century ago when North Andover was a rural farming community interspersed with woodlots like this one. The Glennie Woodlot has been passed down through
generations, and is the last piece of the Glennie Dairy, much of which is now the permanently-protected Smolak Farms.
We are delighted to announce that, with the support of many generous donors and North Andover residents who voted to allocate CPA funds to this support, our fundraising goal has been reached
and this property will be protected forever.
Glennie Woodlot is a gorgeous example of a classic Northeastern Massachusetts forest. Mature oaks, maples and white pine grace these open woods, leading to views of a 23-nest heron
rookery perched in the neighboring wetlands. In addition to preserving critical watershed land and wildlife habitat, trails and parking for new public access to the Town Farm Conservation
Area will be created from this conserved land.
Conserving this land:
Preserves the last woodlot of the Glennie Dairy, part of North Andover's rural farming past
Creates a place for parrking and trail access from Dale Street to the northern part of the Town Farm Conservation Area
Protects a spectacular example of a classic Northeastern Massachusetts forest and views of an active heron rookery on neighboring wetlands
Financing & Future
The Town of North Andover will own the land for conservation and passive recreational purposes. For this project, Greenbelt negotiated a purchase price of $250,000, slightly more than 50% of
it's market value. North Andover residents voted unanimously to approve $200,000 in CPA funds at the 2019 Spring Town Meeting, and Greenbelt privately fundraised the additional amount needed
to purchase the land.
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.