Who We Are


The New Marlborough Land Trust encourages and promotes the preservation of natural resources in the Town of New Marlborough to protect the Towns unique rural character. The Land Trust works in concert with the citizens and governing bodies of New Marlborough for the benefit of the environment, our local economy, community education and future generations.


In 1976, a group of eight New Marlborough residents, enthusiastic about preserving the unique natural resources of our town, jointly purchased 278 acres beside Thousand Acre Pond. In 1983, they formed the New Marlborough Land Trust, with Dr. Rita Mathews as president, and donated the acreage to the new organization. Today the Land Trust actively stewards some 885 acres across multiple properties.

New Marlborough Land Trust
P.O. Box 275
Southfield, MA 01259

Board of Directors

Ian Devine, President

Leslie Miller, Vice President

Silvia Eggenberger, Treasurer

Sheila Baird, Secretary

Michael Carmona

John Field

David Hosford

Gretchen Long

Rebecca Schreiber

Robin Tost


Martha Bryan, Executive Director

Deb O’Brien, Administrative Assistant