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Category Archives: In the News

Links to articles about hiking, the environment, and other GWLT-related subjects.

In the News: Blue Heron at University Park!

Great White Heron on the East Side Trail

From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, video of a Great Blue Heron at University Park shows how valuable (and beautiful) urban open space can be:

In the News: Auburn Grants GWLT Easement

Last night at the Auburn town meeting, the town agreed to grant an easement on town-owned land to the Greater Worcester Land Trust for access to our conservation area (map & easement detail below). Many thanks to the voters of Auburn for their support.

For more on the history of Granger Cliffs, see this article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

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In the News: Community Preservation Act

Worcester-based coalition pushes to get Community Preservation Act on the city’s November ballot

GWLT is part of a 15-organization coalition saying “Yes for a Better Worcester” that includes open space, historic resources, and affordable housing.

In the News: Training for Conservation

From Mongabay, an article about using positive reinforcement to help train wild animals to avoid humans and encourage them to stay in their natural habitats:

Black Bear with Bird Feeder

A black bear wanders out of its habitat seeking food from bird feeders.

Animal trainers are teaching wildlife to conserve themselves


In the News: MicroPlants!

Want to help scientists from your home computer? The Field Museum of Chicago, Duke University, and international scientists are learning from the online MicroPlants project. Contribute to their study by measuring tiny leaves in photographs from your web browser, and help forward our understanding of biodiversity!

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