The Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving ecologically important land and wildlife habitat in Manchester and Essex, Massachusetts, and promoting its use for quiet recreation, education and research.


November 6 Annual Meeting

You are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Membership of The Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust and a special program: Why Save More Land in Essex and Manchester?  by Helen Bethell and Amy Blondin, talented MECT land protection experts.  Please see the “Events” page for a full program description. Hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. A short business meeting will be conducted to elect officers and trustees and to review the year’s activities. The meeting is held at the Manchester Community Center, 40 Beach Street.

Date posted: September 7, 2016

Our 50th Anniversary Video

Produced by Jeffrey McDonagh at JM Video Productions, and MECT Trustees Mike McDonagh and Mike Dyer, our 50th Anniversary video captures the beauty of the Manchester-Essex Woods, includes interviews with two of the founders of the Manchester Conservation Trust, shows enthusiastic school children exploring nature, and highlights the two-town cooperation that continues to support protection of this special natural open space.

Date posted: November 12, 2013

Welcoming New Members

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Photo by Alida Bryant

Clean drinking water or parking lot pollution?  Bright fall colors or unchanging development?  Children’s nature trips or classroom routine? Invest in MECT’s future and invest in your own.  We have much to do and you can help.

 Choose a Tree and become a member now!

Date posted: September 4, 2013