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FOREST REWILDING

WELCOME TO THE VEASEY FOREST

The Veasey Forest is a beautiful natural area that is home to a diverse range of animals, birds, and pollinators. The nature trails are enjoyed by thousands of nature enthusiasts each year. This area of the forest, unfortunately, has been taken over by invasive non-native vines that have encroached on the hillside, threatening the delicate balance of the ecosystem. However, the MA Master Gardeners are working to restore and reforest these 9,000 square feet back to its natural self-sustaining ecosystem for the benefit of all creatures.

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RESTORATION PROJECT

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The restoration project at Veasey Forest is a vital effort to preserve the natural beauty and balance of the ecosystem. By removing invasive non-native vines and planting dense native trees, shrubs, and groundcover, we are creating a sustainable habitat for the many creatures who call Veasey Park their home. The dense native planting will follow guidelines established by the Miyawaki Method. Check out “Mini-Forest Revolution” by Hannah Lewis or watch this hopeful video for more information.

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HABITAT RESTORATION

Reforesting Veasey is crucial to preserving and restoring the native habitat. By planting indigenous trees, shrubs, and groundcover, we are creating a sustainable home for the creatures who live in the Veasey Forest. Dense plantings will provide food and shelter for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife, while also creating a beautiful and natural environment for visitors to enjoy.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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Rewilding, returning the Veasey Forest to nature, provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the importance of preserving natural habitats and the role they play in supporting local wildlife. Trails leading to a central gathering area will provide educational opportunities for visitors to learn about the plants and animals here at Veasey Park. The project also offers hands-on learning opportunities for volunteers to work side-by-side with Master Gardeners in this ambitious and exciting project.

JOIN US!

JOIN US!

Be a part of this exciting effort to restore and preserve this beautiful forest habitat. Help us plant trees! Let us know if you can join us on April 26 or 27 (rain date Apr 28), 2024, connect us with a sponsor, or donate! Every bit helps. We understand your time and energy are important, which is why we have many ways for folks to get involved. We love to see our community learn, grow, and connect, with the natural world and each other.  For information on how to get involved, fill out the online form, contact vanessa@veaseypark.org, or text 518-209-4759.

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Donate

Mail checks, memo "Rewilding," to the
Friends of Veasey, PO BOX 177, Groveland, MA 01834

Questions? Want to volunteer?

Email RewildingVeaseyPark@gmail.com, subscribe to the Rewilding blog for the updates, donate to help us rewild, or complete the form below to rewild Veasey Park in April 2024!

Coming soon: Sponsor a Tree program!

Support the revitalizing the beauty and biodiversity of local forests by making a one-time or recurring donation to cover the cost of planting one (or more!) tree(s). 

Learn more about native gardening, rewilding, pocket forests, & the Miyawaki Method.

Ayer, MA: Pocket Forests Project  
Cambridge, MA: Miyawaki Forest in Danehy Park   
Somerville, MA: Miyawaki Forest Planting Day and Urban Micro-Forest   
 
Aspetuck Land Trust's "Lunch & Learn: Miyawaki Method" presentation by Maya Dutta 
 Biodiversity for a Livable Climate 
 Grow Native Massachusetts   
 
PLANT PAINT CROSS-POLLINATE project of Jenn Houle, Artist & Native Gardener   
 Pollinator Pathway's in Massachusetts 
 
"Rewilding 2022," Artwork by Julie C Baer 
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Miyawaki Method for Creating Forests map

Rewild Veasey Park, April 2024 

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