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Grant will fund habitat at Newbury’s Old Town Hill

The Trustees of Reservations has been awarded $33,206 from the MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program to improve the long-term ecological health and resiliency of its 531-acre Old Town Hill property in Newbury.

Over the years, Old Town Hill has become overgrown with invasive and non-native plants, compromising the natural ecosystem. The grant will enable The Trustees to move forward with a grassland habitat expansion and improvement program to restore overall grassland habitat in open fields and meadows.

“A healthy, diverse ecosystem is not only important for their long-term health, but for the overall stability and resiliency of this property. We are grateful to MassWildlife for helping us move our stewardship goals for this property forward,” said Caleb Garone, Trustees habitat Specialist.

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Linda Greenstein can be reached at greensteinlm@gmail.com.