Massachusetts Conservation

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds. Halibut Point State Park is a short walk (~1/4 mile) north of Andrews Woods.

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. The Trustees currently care for 99 reservations—nearly 25,000 acres—throughout the state. The Halibut Point Reservation is a short walk (~1/4 mile) north of Andrews Woods.

Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, they care for 33,000 acres of conservation land, provide educational programs for 200,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. They are the largest conservation organization in New England, with a statewide network of 45 wildlife sanctuaries. Mass Audubon has written a letter of support for the conservation of Andrews Woods.

The Essex County Greenbelt Association is a member supported nonprofit land trust that has conserved nearly 13,000 acres of land in Essex County. Greenbelt works with local communities and landowners to acquire and protect ecological areas, farmland and scenic vistas. One of their major goals is the creation of "greenbelts" consisting of river, trail, and other natural corridors, coastal systems and visually intact landscapes.