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Valley Gives Day - May 2nd

Valley Gives Day - May 2nd

  Only you can protect our peaceful places for today and tomorrow! Where do you go outside to find peace? The top of a mountain, beside a roaring stream, a hammock in your backyard, or a quiet drive on a country road? Spending time outside renews, restores and refuels us as we navigate our way through an unrelenting and fast paced world. Your support helps save places for everyone to find their own peaceful refuge. Each day, development threatens our natural places, and endangers the water, air and lands that your kids will... Read More
D2R2, August 19th

D2R2, August 19th

What is D2R2? Each August close to 1,500 bicyclists  descend on Franklin County to participate in the nation’s largest dirt-road cycling event, the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée. Hosted by Franklin Land Trust (FLT), last year the ride attracted cyclists from 26 states and 5 countries. This year, which marks the 12th anniversary of the event, promises to be the best yet! “D2R2,” as the ride has been nicknamed, offers EIGHT dirt-road courses ranging in length from a16... Read More
A Guide to Land Conservation & Management Programs

A Guide to Land Conservation & Management Programs

Making Sense of Land Programs The vast majority of western Massachusetts woodlands are owned and cared for by private individuals and families. Privately owned lands provide clean air, water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and contribute to the scenic beauty of our region. The decisions private landowners make about their land will determine what our region looks like in the future. There are a wide range of programs offering expertise, funding, tax benefits, and help in taking care of land. However, the programs can be confusing and difficult to... Read More

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