HOT OFF THE PRESS: SAVE Recognized for Grant by Town Manager, Scott Crabtree

“Saugus Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) are pleased to announce that the town has been awarded a $2,000 grant through the Essex National Heritage Area’s 2016 Partnership Grant Program to design, fabricate, and install two interpretive panels at Vinegar Hill.” 

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SAVE’s Annual Earth Day Event 2016 – April 30th

Join the Saugus Tree Committee and SAVE as we celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day 2016 with our Spring Tree Maintenance and Planting at the Saugus Tree Farm on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 – 3:00 – (stay as long or as short as you like).   Located off Jasper Street, Saugus.

The Tree Committee needs your help, and this is a great project for students to complete community service as a graduation requirement.
People are advised to wear work clothes and bring some work gloves, a hat, boots (as it may be muddy, and sunscreen/bug spray. If you have trowels, shovels or hoes, please bring them along. (light refreshments provided)

Call 781-233-5717 for info

When Apr 30, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where driveway entrance is between 25 and 27 Auburn St.

DIRECTIONS to Tree Farm: take Jasper Street (off Central Street) then take a right, which is Cross Street (the sign says “to Auburn Street”). Bear left onto Auburn Street. The walk-through driveway is between 25 and 27 Auburn St. (Pioneer Sales Building), then walk down the driveway to right of building, over railroad tracks and follow dirt road to tree farm.

Essex Heritage 2016 Partnership Grant Recipient Announcement

We are pleased to announce that SAVE has been selected as one of 20 local organizations to be recipients of the Essex Heritage 2016 Partnership Grants.
“April 14, 2016 – The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in keeping with its long tradition of supporting the region’s unique cultural heritage, announced the 2016 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program recipients at the Commission’s Spring Meeting in Newburyport on April 14. Over the next year, the 20 grant recipients will be working to implement a diverse range of educational, interpretive, and preservation projects throughout Boston’s North Shore.
“We recognize the importance of supporting local organizations” said Annie Harris, Essex Heritage CEO, “and we are proud that we are able to award twenty partnership grants this year – not only in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional Act that designated the Essex National Heritage Area but also because we know that this seed money greatly impacts the region by leveraging more investments in Essex County.”

SAVE/Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment
Vinegar Hill in Saugus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its association with Native Americans dating as far back as 8,000 B.C. In addition, legend holds that in 1658 pirates made camp there to avoid capture by British soldiers. More recently, Vinegar Hill, with its picturesque views of Boston, was rescued from development by the nonprofit organization Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment or SAVE. In an effort to increase public awareness regarding the existence and history of this important yet unknown parcel of open space, SAVE will utilize Essex Heritage grant funding to design, fabricate, and install two interpretive panels at the site.