Fresh Faces

Fresh Faces

Land protection doesn’t happen in a single moment with the signing of a conservation easement at the closing table. Certainly, that moment is a peak one – a conservation easement is the legal document that enables the protection of a property’s natural and/or agricultural values forever – but land protection is so much more. It also includes the […]

Small team, big impact

Small team, big impact

Give three motivated people four months on seven public preserves and a lot can happen! The 2021 growing season demanded a long list of tasks, and our Crew made some tracks. Comprised of Seasonal Stewardship Technician Madelyn Gaharan and Crew members Dani Wyman and Thomas Huval, the “Stew Crew”, as we affectionately call them, spent […]

Woody removal, whimsical addition

Woody removal, whimsical addition

On Saturday, September 18th Legacy and fifteen volunteers met under the coordination of the Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition’s “Community Clean-Up Club” and the Stockbridge Area Arts Council for a workday and fairy house build at Beckwith Preserve. For the first hour, volunteers of all ages worked together to remove autumn olive, an invasive shrub scattered […]

Coffee (and clean up!) With The Crew

Coffee (and clean up!) With The Crew

On July 24, fourteen Legacy Land Conservancy volunteers of all ages went to Sharon Hills Preserve with a goal of removing as much invasive Japanese hedge parsley as possible. Japanese hedge parsley is a fast and aggressive invader of grasslands, prairies, and roadsides with plants ranging 2-6’ tall. In recent years, this plant has developed […]