Today I finally got around to becoming a member of the Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees conserve and protect various properties around Massachusetts. I have spent many weekends walking on trails through forests and fields thanks to this organization. It makes me proud that even in one of the most densely populated states, we have managed to conserve significant portions of land.
However, there are always threats to our natural heritage. A Texas company is currently proposing a pipeline that would destroy irretrievable farms, forests, and wetlands in Massachusetts, including land that is supposed to be conservation land. Please take a look at this website, which is serving as the action center for citizens to organize and stop the pipeline. Environmental stewardship is in the hands of each and every one of us. If we do not act now, there may soon be nothing left to save.