What amazing community support there was at the MA Housing Appeals Committee on November 8, 2023. See a video here, and learn what’s happening next. The ZBA Denied the request for a comprehensive permit in August 2022. This is one small step for a town. Let’s make it one giant leap for the community and the environment, together! [read more…]
Visit 60 Places for 60 Years! To celebrate our MECT history and impact, we have compiled a list of 60 Places for 60 Years – a collection of favorite places that tell the story of our towns from colonial beginnings, highlighting areas that MECT conserves through ownership, conservation restrictions, or in partnership with other organizations. And some of the spaces are not yet conserved – though they are very valuable to our communities.
MECT’s stewardship efforts seek to balance the protection of natural resources inherent in the land that we hold while allowing for appropriate public access, use and enjoyment of these very special places.
Our Annual Meeting was well attended and a unique learning experience! Over 140 people joined us at the beautiful Essex Riversbend hosted event. Find more events with naturalists, geologists, forest bathing, or learn hiking and orienteering skills. Join in the fun and experience something new. We look forward to seeing you on the trails and at our in-person events whenever possible.
2023 Annual Appeal is Open! You can choose to donate to our general fund or a specific interest like the defense of Shingle Place Hill against the rapacious 40B development. Donations are critical for MECT to fulfill our mission and ensure solid support for our land acquisition and protection goals, as well as our land stewardship and education for the community and our members. Join us today or renew your membership and support.