SAVE OUR WOODS
LAND CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN
Conserving a natural ‘green corridor’ is the goal of the 5 million dollar campaign for Land conservation.
- IMAGINE: That the woodlands you hike and the water resources you rely upon are gone forever. Where nature once prevailed buildings, parking lots and streetlights have become a reality.
- THEN IMAGINE: A completed continuous wildlife corridor for all to enjoy, where trees, understory, salamanders, turtles, and vernal pools will flourish.
PROTECT OUR LAND A core strategy to protect what we have is to expand existing perimeters of permanently protected land with the acquisition of buffer properties and environmentally significant land wherever possible before these parcels are irrevocably altered. When necessary, we also use legal action and other means in defense of land under our stewardship.
THE TIME IS NOW NOW is the moment for MECT to accelerate acquisitions to keep ahead of this surge in development.
MECT HAS IMPACT Sixty years of measured and consistent effort has resulted in the permanent protection of over 1500 acres of land in Manchester and Essex. No other organization cares more about your backyard than you do.
Since 1963, MECT has been protecting land, first in Manchester, then expanding into Essex. These graphics show the expansion of permanent protection in the region. Other organizations have also protected land in this area as well (darker green). Together, this tapestry of tiny parcels forms a vast wildlife habitat. With the Save Our Woods campaign, we hope to expand our green corridor.