Sledding hills and swimming holes, a scenic farm that is the gateway to a town, bike trails and hiking paths, hilltop views and picnic spots, town forests and community gardens—all things that make our communities great places to live.
We’ve helped towns, cities, nonprofit groups, and volunteers protect these places and more. (See current projects here.)
These projects are community led, and are in line with town or city planning and conservation goals.
While the needs of every project are different, generally, our role is to:
A local group may be made up of town officials, a conservation group, or interested volunteers. The role of the local group is generally to:
We find that the most successful projects involve land that helps preserve a sense of community or heritage; offers recreation; and/or connects people to nature or food.
Another key to success is an active and committed volunteer committee to help with fundraising.
The first step is to contact one of our conservation staff members. If the project seems promising, we will visit the land and assess the feasibility of the opportunity.
Contact one of our conservation staff members.