Greater Worcester Land Trust

Greater Worcester Land Trust

Founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1987, the Greater Worcester Land Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to the protection of important lands in Worcester and the surrounding towns (the two concentric rings around the City of Worcester). As a conservation land trust the trust's properties are managed simultaneously for wildlife habitat and passive recreation (hiking trails, walking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, birdwatching, etc.)

GWLT is primarily a volunteer based organization with a volunteer Board of Directors, Volunteer Conservation Ranger's who monitor the Trust's holdings, and GWLT Volunteers who blaze trails, install signs and waterbars, and redress illegal activities like dumping or erosion due to motorized vehicles.

The Trust manages convert|474|acre|km2 of land and monitors convert|695|acre|km2 of Conservation Restrictions (called Conservation Easements outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) in Worcester, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, and Grafton. The Trust has also been responsible for the preservation and transfer to state ownership of convert|306|acre|km2 of conservation land.

The Trust's headquarters are on the fourth floor at 101 Water Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01604.

Area partners and sister trusts:
* [ Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust]
* Clinton Greenway Conservation Trust
* [ Dudley Conservation Land Trust]
* [ East Quabbin Land Trust]
* [ Grafton Land Trust]
* [ Metacomet Land Trust]
* [ Opacum Land Trust]
* Paxton Land Trust
* Princeton Land Trust
* [ Rutland Land Conservancy]
* Sterling Land Trust
* [ Sudbury Valley Trustees]
* [ West Boylston Land Trust]
* [ White Oak Land Conservation Society]

External links

* [ Greater Worcester Land Trust] , Inc.

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