Spring Hikes

We have several hikes and learning events happening this spring. Come out and join us for some fresh air and fun.


March Forth with us on March 4th, 2024! 9:30 am at the Manchester American Legion. The ZBA Denied the request for a comprehensive permit in August 2022, and the developer appealed this decision. The Public Hearings in the appeal start March 4-8, 2024.   [read more…]


SAVE OUR WOODS Capital Campaign

MECT has launched a $5 Million dollar capital campaign to Save Our Woods. As part of this campaign, we have just completed two 20-acre purchases – one in Essex, and one in Manchester. Thank you for making this possible. We have a long way to go and need your support.


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.


Visit 60 Places for 60 Years! To celebrate our MECT history and impact, we have compiled a list of 60 Places for 60 Years, since 1963 – 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.


2024 Please contribute to our Members Drive! 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.