The GLT has taken a leadership role in defining new options and new resources for our town. Here are some examples.
The GLT brought together five town boards and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor in a partnership to preserve the 100-acre Hennessy Farm through an innovative limited development plan.
The GLT stepped forward to acquire a 89-acre parcel on Potter Hill that was slated for development.
The GLT brought in a national organization, Trust for Public Land, to partner on the $2.1 million acquisition of Hassanamesitt Woods on Keith Hill.
The GLT funded an initial study that helped make possible a 50-acre acquisition by the town on East Street.
The GLT worked with local developer to protect significant conservation land in connection with cluster developments.
The GLT received a gift of a 13-acre parcel along the Blackstone River and Canal near Depot Street, and has supported efforts to bring more of the Blackstone River floodplain into permanent conservation.
The GLT helped a local landowner create a permanent conservation restriction on a large parcel land that adjoins other GLT properties. Not only is the land protected forever, but public access on the trails is also guaranteed.
The GLT accepted a gift of a 32-acre parcel adjacent to its Parker and Salisbury Preserves from the developer of a limited-development project and named it the Roger Hohman Sanctuery, in honor of one of Grafton's most dedicated citizens and director of the GLT. The GLT also accepted a gift of a 94-acre parcel adjacent to its Knowlton Preserve and Potter Hill Meadows, also from the developer of a limited-development project.