Two contiguous properties in Ipswich totaling 60 acres, with separate owners, also were protected via conservation easements, and the owners benefited from the tax credit. As a result, a corridor of land along Essex Bay, running upland into agricultural fields and back down into the Ipswich River estuary, was permanently protected.
In Gloucester, Greenbelt worked in partnership with the New England Forestry Foundation to acquire the 20-acre Natti Woodlot, abutting the foundation’s Norton Memorial Forest. Greenbelt plans to make it available for public access with the installation of a parking area and marked trails that connect to other parcels and an extensive trail system.
David Rattigan may be reached at DRattigan.Globe@Gmail.com.