The Arlington Land Trust held its 2023 Annual Meeting in person on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, in the Back Room of the Donut Villa Diner in Arlington Center
Our guest speakers this year were David Santomenna, Senior Director of Land Protection at Mass Audubon, andStacey Beuttell, Senior Director for Nature in the City. They described the organization’s statewide vision for land protection with a focus on the Nature in the City program, the urban component of that vision. View their slide presentation.
Launched in 2022, this program envisions a Massachusetts where all city residents—no matter their race, income, ability, spoken language or lived experience—have access to greenspaces that bring them joy, connect them to the natural world, and address the effects of climate change. The program is being piloted in four cities—Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, and Fall River—with plans to expand over the coming years.