Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2019

Farmland is disappearing in Massachusetts. We are losing agricultural lands and farming opportunities at an alarming rate. To try to stem the tide of farmland loss, the Mass Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) established the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program in 1979. It was a first-in-the-nation model for many other states. The MDAR website states, … Read more

Recap: Annual Meeting with guest speaker Jennifer Forman Orth

Many thanks to all who attended our recent Annual Meeting at the Parish Center for the Arts. We started with a short business meeting including recent trust activity updates from our President Ron Gemma. This was followed by our guest speaker, MDAR environmental biologist Jennifer Forman Orth who presented a very informative and enjoyable presentation … Read more