In June 2014, NCLT completed the conservation of 163 acres of land in Ashburnham and Ashby, within the City of Fitchburg’s northern water supply watershed. The City of Fitchburg now owns 110 acres of land for water supply protection. NCLT has acquired our newest public access property, the 53-acres Kirby Conservation Area in Ashburnham.
Since 2013, North County Land Trust and our conservation partners have been working to conserve nearly 4,200 acres in the region that lies between the Quabbin Reservoir in the west and Mount Wachusett in the east. The Quabbin Reservoir to Wachusett Mountain Forest Legacy Project (Q2W) will create a conserved landscape that permanently protects drinking … Read more
North County Land Trust worked with the City of Gardner to protect 122.5 acres of pristine riverfront property on the Otter River, bordering Gardner and Templeton. While conserving the intact gravel eskers and 1.25 miles of riverfront on this property, this project also protects drinking water for the Town of Templeton. Named the “Cummings Otter … Read more
NCLT and the Fitchburg Greenway Committee realized a vision when they finally secured an abandoned mill site on the Nashua River. This vision was shared by City leaders and the Mass. Gateway Cities Parks Program, which provided funding to purchase the site and construct this beautiful riverfront park. Read more about this project. Related documents: … Read more
With funding from the Southern Monadnock Plateau Forest Legacy Program, NCLT helped the City of Fitchburg acquire 121 acres of open land in Fitchburg’s northern water supply watershed. Located in Fitchburg, Ashby and Ashburnham, this watershed supplies drinking water for 4 reservoirs: Fitchburg Reservoir in Ashby and Scott, Lovell and Falulah Reservoirs in Fitchburg. Read … Read more