Working Together for Healthier Forests, Fields, Wetlands, and People:
The Nashua River Communities Resilient Lands Management Project

The Towns of Clinton and Bolton, Massachusetts are working together with residents and landowners to define ways to care for and steward forests, open space, and wetlands, through the Nashua River Communities Resilient Lands Management (“Nashua River”) project. This project is developing place-based land use and land management strategies that can enhance the potential of forests, open spaces, and wetlands – and the rules and regulations that shape them – to contribute to healthy, equitable, and thriving communities.

Please join us for the first open house of the Nashua River project! We will be in Central Park in Clinton MA from 6 - 8 pm on June 8th. The event is designed to be ‘drop in’ style so join us when it works for you and leave when you have to. Food, family-friendly activities, and interpretation (Spanish and Portuguese) services will be provided. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please RSVP here!

 

The Nashua River project is funded through the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant program. The project implements recommendations from the Apple Country Natural Climate Solutions Project (a previous MVP Action Grant project) to support long-term resilience to the impacts of climate change in the region.

Land Acknowledgement

The Nashua River project is taking place on the traditional territory of the Nipmuc Nation, including the Nashaway band of Nipmucs, who inhabited these lands and were forcibly removed from them around the time of the 1643 Lancaster purchase of land in the region by European colonizers. Land is essential to human understanding of our personal and collective identities, to our health and well-being, and to our very survival as a species on this planet. With this land acknowledgment, we recognize the violence inherent in the separation of a people from their territory, and the conflict and suffering that this continues to create today. The project team is working to include, collaborate with, uplift and celebrate the voices and priorities of Indigenous Peoples and institutions in this project, and in the ongoing fight for climate justice.