The snow and ice from the prior two weeks melted over the last day’s warmth and rain and The Cascades Are Running! https://youtu.be/zLCtGHGc1bg
From the University of Exeter, an impact study on urban greenery indicates one more reason to keep Greater Worcester wild: Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighbourhoods
Although 2017 was a rough year for many in conservation, let’s start 2018 with a few bits of good news:
Natural environments, including green spaces, may have beneficial impacts on brain development:
Via Environmental Health Perspective
It was a busy week in GWLT History!
On December 6, 1995, the Trust acquired the Brigham Road Parcels, expanded in November of 1997.
On December 7, 2006, the Candlewood MidState Easement was recorded.
On December 9, 2013, the Worcester Hospital Farm conservation restriction was granted.
WORCESTER – The Greater Worcester Land Trust received its first gift of property near the Holden line on Dec. 6, 1995. Twenty-two years to the day, it bought the property across the street, securing a key connection linking 918 acres of the Four Town Greenway all the way up to Holden.
“Before (this property acquisition) there was 918 acres separated into two chunks,” said Colin Novick, executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust. “This puts the two chunks together.”