The GLT has taken a leadership role in defining new options and new resources for our town. Here are some examples.
2019 - GLT agreed to steward, monitor, and protect conservation land purchased with town CPA funds at Merriam Rd (6 ac.) and Stowe Rd (10 ac).
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.
GLT stepped forward to acquire a 89-acre parcel on Potter Hill that was slated for development.
GLT brought in a national organization, Trust for Public Land, to partner on the $2.1 million acquisition of Hassanamesitt Woods on Keith Hill.
GLT worked with local developer to protect significant conservation land in connection with cluster developments.
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.
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.
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.