The Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project, a partnership between SVT and the Towns of Berlin, Boylston, and Northborough, has been awarded $1.47M from the State Landscape Partnership Program! The project was one of only two projects awarded funds this grant round and the only project east of Worcester to ever receive the grant.
This partnership project is a major push to save the ecologically important and visually stunning landscape around Mount Pisgah, which is fast disappearing. The area, which is a Focal Area for Climate Change Resilience, according to a recent study published by The Nature Conservancy, is also home to working farms, forests, and active communities. The importance of this landscape and the difficulty in protecting 500 acres in the Route 495 belt has made this project a high priority for the state.
Land projects can close between now and June 30, 2015, so stayed tuned for a lot more activity in the coming months!