The once open landscape of Cape Ann, a mosaic of glacial boulders, pastures and moors, has given way over the past century to a uniform forest cover. Through short presentations and public engagement, this forum examines the issues, methods and benefits of restoring this formerly diverse and productive landscape. Can Cape Ann once again include the open, scenic terrain that inspired painters, writers, walkers, bird watchers and foragers of wild blueberries? Come and lend your voice to this exciting and important conversation moderated by Ed Becker, President of the Essex County Greenbelt Association. The forum is offered in collaboration with Essex County Greenbelt, Friends of Dogtown, Lanesville Community Center and Mass Audubon.
Free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at Eventbrite.
Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, oil on canvas, 1916.
Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Hollon W. Farr, 1991.