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Our Mission

The purpose of MMRG is to identify and protect important natural resource areas, including water resources, farm and forestlands, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, cultural and scenic areas; to educate others about these efforts, and to join protected lands to form greenways.
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Help MMRG Purchase the Branch River Conservation Area!

MMRG is under contract to purchase a 17-acre property that includes 5,000 feet of frontage along the Branch River between Routes 16 and 153 in the Town of Wakefield. Acquiring this modest-sized parcel for conservation purposes is a big step for MMRG, as it is our first outright purchase of preserved land. We are now raising funds to finalize the acquisition of this special property, which we have named the Branch River Conservation Area (BRCA).

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Have fun and Meet People as a Festival Volunteer!

 Have Fun and Meet People as a Festival Volunteer!

We are seeking volunteers to help at this year’s Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival on Saturday, August 13, from 10 am to 3 pm at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills. More than 600 attendees are anticipated so lots of helpers are needed to keep the day running smoothly.

Education Coordinator Kari Lygren is working with Brookfield resident Cheryl Giguere, who serves on MMRG’s Special Events Committee, to recruit and organize festival volunteers. Cheryl explains, “We need people to set up hay bales, tents, and tables, assist with parking cars, sell food and raffle tickets, help kids have fun with crafts and other activities, take photographs for publicity and especially to help clean up at the end of the day.”

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Recent Activities & Events

Lovell Lake in Fall photo by Bruce Rich

 

Lake Asosciations Mixer

All the seats were taken around the long table at the Wakefield Opera House despite the day being a beautiful Saturday morning in June. The occasion was a first regional gathering of Lake Associations (‘Mixer’) sponsored by MMRG and the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance (AWWA), on a theme of ‘Connections Between Land Use and Water Quality — Connections Between Lake Associations’. The program featured a round table session for Lake Associations to get to know each other and share information as well as several expert presentations about water quality issues and ways to safeguard our lakes, including the importance of land conservation.

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