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Greenbelt keeps adding to its earthy girth

Essex County Greenbelt works with owners to preserve 15,000 acres of open space

Essex County Greenbelt has had a good year.

The Essex-based land trust completed 19 projects in 2012 leading to the conservation of 445 acres of land, bringing to 15,000 the total acres of farmland, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes purchased or otherwise preserved.

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