Note: The talk on Quabbin Reservoir scheduled for Sunday, March 15, is being cancelled by the Lexington Cary Library in the interest of public health. 3/11/2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 2:30pm
Land and Water: The Quabbin Reservoir and Beyond
Presented by Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington
The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts, and is the primary water supply for 40+ communities in Greater Boston. Leigh Youngblood, will give a presentation on the construction of the reservoir, the four lost towns of the Quabbin Reservoir (Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott) and the land, water, wildlife, and people that persevere there today.
Many individuals living in the greater North Quabbin region, where Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust conserves and stewards land, have parents who experienced the relocation, keeping the legacy very much alive today. Constant encounters with landowners, foresters, biologists, surveyors, historians, artists, anglers, poets, and others inform a balanced perspective between the practical and the personal. This talk is co-sponsored by the Lexington Field & Garden Club.