The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The voters of Northampton County approved the Open Space Referendum the November 5 general election. The measure allows Northampton County to raise $37 million for farmland preservation, protection of environmentally sensitive lands, and park acquisition and improvements.
A critical milestone has been reached in the year-long effort to conserve two farms along the Mill River in the Florence section of Northampton, Mass., The Trust for Public Land, the City of Northampton, and Grow Food Northampton announced today.
Today TPL announced the successful purchase and permanent protection of two farm properties along the Mill River in the Florence section of Northampton, concluding more than a year of efforts to conserve the Allard and Bean properties and clearing a path to a final set of transactions in early 20