land conservation

New England News
12:24 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Forest Conservation And Energy Project Announced

A dozen federal, state, and local agencies and organizations are undertaking a conservation and economic development project in the most densely forested area of Massachusetts. It is also an area of above average poverty and unemployment rates.

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New England News
3:46 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Public Dedication Planned For New Conservation Land

Mount Warner Reservation on Mt. Warner Rd. North Hadley, MA
Credit WAMC

The Trustees of Reservations, one of the largest conservation organizations in Massachusetts, will dedicate a new property in western Massachusetts this Saturday.

Mount Warner, rising 500 feet above the surrounding farmland in North Hadley, is a familiar landmark that is easily accessible to people seeking active and passive recreation on 160 acres of gently-sloping woodlands.

  Joshua Berk Knox, Superintendent for the Trustees of Reservations, leads visitors over a two-mile long newly constructed trail that loops through the woods on a crisp fall day.

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New England News
12:29 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Mass. Environmentalists Call For Full Funding Of Conservation Program

Bash Bish Falls State Park in southwestern Berkshire County is one of many parks in Massachusetts that is supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Environmentalists in Massachusetts are campaigning to make sure federal funding remains intact to preserve the commonwealth’s parks and natural resources.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Tornado Ravaged Park Reopens After $1Million Project

Credit WAMC

A city park seriously damaged by the June 1, 2011 tornado that hit Springfield reopened today after a nearly $1 million improvement project.

City and state officials joined with residents of the Sixteen Acres neighborhood to praise the Camp Wilder Park renovations. Mayor Domenic Sarno said the park is an “urban oasis” in an area that had been ripped to shreds three years ago by the tornado.

" I almost had a tear in my eye coming in here today. To think of all the debris that was here and now look at this magnificent park. But, we always had a can-do attitude."

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

MA Dept. of Fish and Game Reaches Milestone

On a hilltop in West Stockbridge, environmental officials announce the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game is now protecting 200,000 acres of land.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Environmental officials from across Massachusetts were in the Berkshires this week to celebrate a conservation milestone.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

$1.9 Million Awarded to Protect Land from Development in Western Mass.

Farmland in the Berkshire town of Egremont preserved under Massachusetts' Agricultural Preservation Restriction program.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Governor Deval Patrick’s administration recently awarded nearly $2 million in grants to preserve large tracts of undeveloped land in Western Massachusetts.

Last week Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan announced the Landscape Partnership Program is supporting two projects to protect thousands of acres of agricultural and wooded land from development in Franklin and Berkshire Counties.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Saratoga P.L.A.N. and ASA's Tour de Farm

July 29th is the date when bikers hit the road and help save farmland. Tour de Farm, now in its third year, is a recreational bicycle ride organized by ASA and Saratoga P.L.A.N. in partnership with Saratoga National Historical Park. Teri Ptacek - Executive Director of the Agricultural Stewardship Association and Maria Trabka, director of Saratoga P.L.A.N. join us to tell us more.