Greenbelt is partnering with North Andover residents 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.
Greenbelt has the opportunity to forever protect the Glennie Woodlot, 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, the Glennie Woodlot offers
a tremendous opportunity to create trails and parking for new public access from Dale Street to the northern part of Town Farm Conservation Area.
Greenbelt has negotiated a purchase price for the Town to acquire the 9.25 acres for $250,000, just over 50% of the land's market value. The land would be owned by the Town for conservation
and passive creational purposes, serving as a new entrance and addition to the adjacent Town Farm Conservation Area.
North Andover residents voted unanimously at Town Meeting to approve $200,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds (thank you!) towards the purchase of this property. Greenbelt is
committed to raising the remaining $50,000 needed to preserve this part of North Andover's rural, scenic character.
Preserves the last woodlot of the Glennie Dairy, part of North Andover's rural farming past
Creates potential for parking 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
How You Can Help:
Help raise the remaining funds needed to purchase the land with a generous donation today!
Financing & Future
The Town of North Andover will own the land for conservation and passive recreational purposes. Greenbelt has 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, and Greenbelt has committed to privately fundraise 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.