Fields Pond Foundation
Assisting community-based nature and land conservation organizations.

Recent Environmental Grants

Last update February 2021

Aquidneck Land Trust 5,000
Toward protection by conservation restriction of 5.5 acres adjoining the protected Sweet Berry Farm on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island.
Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of Messer Farm, 22 acres of prime farmland and 121 acres of woodland in New London, New Hampshire.
Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Inc. 25,000
Toward acquisition of the 311-acre Round Pond parcel, a critical link between pond and upland zones on the Tom Ball Mountain ridge in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Brewster Conservation Trust 15,000
Toward the permanent protection of a 4-acre pine-oak forested parcel at Upper Mill Pond in Brewster, Massachusetts.
Cape Ann Trail Stewards Inc. 1,800
Toward replacement of a section of Dennison Trail boardwalk in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Champlain Area Trails 5,000
Toward new trails and parking area at Essex Quarry Nature Park in Essex, New York.
Dennis Conservation Land Trust 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 14 acres of forest and marsh along Old Kings Highway in Dennis, Massachusetts.
East Quabbin Land Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of the last Fields Farm parcels, 275 acres of woodland and old fields in Hubbardston, Massachusetts.
Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc. 25,000
Toward the Artichoke River Woods project, protecting 38 acres with over 1,000 feet of frontage on Artichoke Reservoir in West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Forest Society of Maine 20,000
Toward permanent protection of 21,300 acres in the Mahoosic Range, abutting a significant stretch of the Appalachian Trail on the New Hampshire border.
Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc. 5,000
Toward the expansion of the Sawyer Mountain Highlands with the acquisition of the Driscoll parcel, 40 acres near the summit of Sawyer Mountain in Limerick, Maine.
Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods 5,000
Toward the construction of an accessible trail with new parking area and trailhead for Hope Woods in Kennebunk, Maine.
Greater Lovell Land Trust 10,000
Toward the permanent protection of a 107-acre parcel where the Cold River flows into Charles Pond in Fryeburg and Stow, Maine.
Green Mountain Conservancy, Inc. 10,000
Toward expansion of Deer Nature Preserve with the acquisition of 626 acres, the southern terminus of the Putney Mountain Ridge in Newfane and Brookline, Vermont.
Groton Open Space Association, Inc. 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 104 acres, expanding Sheep Farm and connecting it to Merritt Family Forest in Groton, Connecticut.
Groundwork Lawrence, Inc 15,000
Toward planning for the expanded Merrimack River Trail project in Larence, Massachusetts.
Guilford Land Conservation Trust 10,000
Toward the creation of Bartlett Land Preserve with the acquisition of 65 acres on the top of Bluff Head in North Guilford, Connecticut.
Harwich Conservation Trust 20,000
Toward acquisition of a 6.65-acre forested parcel adjoining the 75-acre Sand Pond Conservation Area in Harwich, Massachusetts.
Ipswich Museum Inc 5,000
Toward trail construction at Sally's Pond in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Kestrel Land Trust 15,000
Toward the addition of 587 acres to the Mount Holyoke Range across Amherst, Hadley, and South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Land Trust Alliance 10,000
Toward the continuation of the Massachusetts Land Trust Recordkeeping Initiative.
Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Inc. 5,700
Toward Appalachian Trail Volunteer Stewardship 2020, covering materials for replacement and repair of privies and lean-tos at the campsites.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust 25,000
Toward the protection of 120 acres on Clark Island in St. George, Maine.
Manomet, Inc. 7,500
Toward trailwork and wetland restoration at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Manomet Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Audubon Society 15,000
Toward protection of Bear Hole Landscape, the largest unprotected property within the Connecticut River Valley; 1,500 acres in West Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition 3,500
In support of the 2021 MA & RI Land Conservation Virtual Conference.
Mattapoisett Land Trust 5,000
Toward the permanent protection of 120 acres of forests, streams, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh on Pine Island Pond in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
Midcoast Conservancy 10,000
Toward the expansion of a conservation block including Lake St. George State Park with the addition of 124 acres in Liberty, Maine.
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 10,000
Toward the protection of the Helderberg Workshop property, 250 acres connecting conservation lands in New Scotland, New York.
Mohonk Preserve, Inc. 6,000
Toward acquisition of the Shawangunk Conglomerate parcel, adding 70 acres of forest, headwater streams, wetlands, and boulder fields to Mohonk Preserve near Rosendale, New York.
Nature Conservancy, NH 15,000
Toward the expansion of a conservation corridor in the Monadnock area with the protection of Surry Mountain Forest, 1,368 acres just north of Keene, New Hampshire.
New England Forestry Foundation 15,000
Toward permanent protection of 3,360 acres of forest land, including 7.7 miles of river and stream frontage along the Dennys River system in Downeast Maine.
North County Land Trust, Inc. 25,000
Toward acquisition of 201 acres encompassing most of the south side of Mt. Watatic in Ashby and Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
Northern Connecticut Land Trust, Inc. 10,000
Toward the permanent protection of the Wraight property, 114 acres adjoining Shenipsit State Forest in Ellington, Connecticut.
Opacum Land Trust, Inc. 10,000
Toward creation of the Holland Community Forest, protecting 153 acres in Holland, Massachusetts.
Orenda Wildlife Trust 10,000
Toward an addition to the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge of 14 acres bounded on three sides by the Makepeace Sanctuary in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
Orleans Conservation Trust 20,000
Toward expansion of a conservation corridor with the acquisition of 4.65 acres on scenic Portanimicut Road in Orleans, Massachusetts.
Putney Mountain Association, Inc. 12,000
Toward the acquisition of 55 acres, three trail easements and one trail license to expand the Putney Mountain trail system, connecting to Dummerston, Vermont.
Town of Rindge (NH) 10,000
Toward the acquisition of the Rindge Stone and Gravel property, 360 acres linking Town conservation land to Annett State Forest and Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Royal River Conservation Trust 15,000
Toward acquisition of 180 acres with open meadow, woodland, beaver ponds and wetland complex that connects with the Royal River and adjoins the Intervale Preserve in New Gloucester, Maine.
Somerset Woods Trustees 5,000
Toward acquisition of the 38-acre Scanlin parcel and establishment of trails, adding to the Wesserunsett Stream conservation corridor in Skowhegan, Maine.
Sudbury Valley Trustees 15,000
Toward a 46-acre addition to Callahan State Park in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The Georges River Land Trust 10,000
Toward permanently protecting the 40-acre northern half of Quigg Island on Stevens Pond in Liberty, Maine.
The Trust for Public Land 15,000
Toward permanent protection of Meadowood, 288 acres of forestland and rolling fields connecting Massacoe State Forest with McLean Game Refuge in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Thousand Islands Land Trust 10,000
Toward acquisition of the Wilton property, 207 acres of forest, wetland, grassland and open-water habitats that bridge Crooked Creek Preserve to Butterfield Marsh in Alexandria, New York.
Town of Durham (NH) 5,000
Toward the construction of a footbridge over Oyster River, connecting a new network of trails in Stevens Woods to the town center in Durham, New Hampshire.
Vermont Land Trust 5,000
Toward permanent protection of 51 acres of mixed forest, meadow and wetlands adjacent to Cambridge Pines State Natural Area in Cambridge, Vermont.
Westport Land Conservation Trust 20,000
Toward the protection of Santos Farm, 136 acres of productive fields, pasture and wetlands in Westport, Massachusetts.
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