The Plastic Purge: Lunch Boxes and Snacks

Welcome back to another edition of The Plastic Purge! It’s time to start thinking about back to school! College students, teachers, bus drivers, kids – it seems as if everyone is gearing up for this highly anticipated time of year. This month, we are discussing ideas for providing lunches and snacks for your kids in … Read more

NCLT Partners with Sterling Land Trust on the Gaw Property for Wekepeke Brook Protection in Sterling

Thanks to the generous donation of Vern and Vikki Gaw of Sterling, North County Land Trust recently acquired a Conservation Restriction on 8 acres of land that will now be open for passive recreation. The Gaws donated their land to Sterling Land Trust who in turn, donated a CR to NCLT. Straddling the Sterling/Lancaster town … Read more

NCLT Receives Community Foundation Grant to Focus on the Future

This past June, the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, gave a significant grant award of $15,000 to the NCLT to complete their Strategic Conservation Plan and begin its implementation. Massachusetts is at a turning point in land use. Certain changes to the land could threaten our communities’ long-term resiliency and productivity. Strategic conservation planning … Read more

Strategic Conservation Plan Update

Cover of the Strategic Conservation Plan showing a trail, tall green trees, and the title "Creating Connectivity".

All of us at NCLT are happy to report that the students at the Conway School of Design have finished their work on our Strategic Conservation Plan.  They spent four months reviewing the Open Space and Recreation Plans of each town in our service area, the information we gathered at our two stakeholder meetings this … Read more

Rome Bridges have been installed!

Tom Bratko and Ron Paradise standing on a completed wooden bridge at Rome Conservation Area

If you’ve hiked at Rome Conservation Area in Gardner recently, you may have noticed some updates! NCLT and our excellent volunteers have finished construction on several bridges to make the stream crossings more manageable. These bridges are located at the on the new Hemlock trail, which crosses a marsh area, as well as at the … Read more