The Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project, a partnership between SVT and the Towns of Berlin, Boylston, and Northborough, has been awarded a $1.47 million grant from the State Landscape Partnership Program!
This partnership project represents a major push to save the ecologically important and visually stunning landscape around Mount Pisgah, which faces enormous development pressure. The grant awards projects that protect at least 500 acres of land in large blocks, which may be connected to or through existing conservation land. The greater Mt. Pisgah area has been designated a Focal Area for Climate Change Resilience by The Nature Conservancy, and is also home to working farms, forests, and recreation trails.
Over the next 15 months, SVT will be working hard to complete conservation transactions on at least 20 properties. Because the Landscape Partnership Program is a matching grant program, we will also need to raise the required matching funds through foundation grants, fundraisers, and relationships with members like you. Stay tuned for more information about this truly significant project!