SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, Senator Eric P. Lesser applauded the announcement that the Holland Glen Conservation Area in Belchertown had been awarded a $243,636 grant to preserve the popular hiking area.
The grant, awarded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will help conserve 86 acres of land in the vicinity of the Holland Glen Conservation Area and a recharge area for Jabish Brook — a water supply for Belchertown and the City of Springfield.
The conservation area consists of a steep hillside with a scenic vista and is a popular place for hiking.
“This grant adds to a number of exciting development projects happening in Belchertown, including additions to Belchertown Day School and the renovation of the State School site, one of the most transformative developments in all of Western Massachusetts. The Holland Glen Conservation Area is a beloved spot for family hikes and picnics, and this conservation grant will help preserve it for generations,” said Senator Lesser.