Becket Land Trust is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt
organization which owns and operates the Historic
Quarry and Forest.
It was founded by a group of citizens concerned about
protecting the Town of Becket's rural character, natural resources
and ecologically sensitive areas.
The Historic Quarry and Forest
was the result of an extraordinary community fund-raising
campaign to save a 300+ acre parcel of primarily wooded land
from industrial development. To prevent detrimental impact on
the site and the community, local citizens donated money to enable
the Becket Land Trust to purchase the property and open the
site to the public for recreational enjoyment.
We are involved with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife in setting up a New England Cottontail habitat management area on the forest site - Read all about it. Read about the progress and project.
Thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers, all trails have been cleared and reblazed. We invite you to visit the quarry and hike the trails.
Celebrating Becket's 250th Anniversary -
Join us for led hikes, with guest speakers as we explore the Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry & Forest
All free and open to the public
Meet at the Quarry Parking Lot, 456 Quarry Road Becket.
Go to calendar page for a list of activities and programs this summer.
We welcome your membership, donations, and active
To make a donation on-line using a credit card or PayPal click on the button below:
(we are a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible)
Consider becoming a sustaining member and select
the "Make the recurring" option on the PayPal form.
If you would prefer to donate by check go to the donation page for more information.
always needed for various jobs throughout the year.
of special events, educational programs, exhibits, guided tours
and volunteer work days.
Please join us.
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