The Pascommuck Conservation Trust (PCT) is a 501(3)(C) non-profit, charitable organization, formed in 1982, which protects important land and other natural resources in Easthampton for the public benefit. PCT has no paid staff and relies on volunteers, donations and the support of the community to carry out our mission. Our membership is approximately 125 people. A 14 members Board of Directors, guides the organization’s efforts and meets monthly.
“Pascommuck”, a Native American word of unknown origin, was Easthampton’s earliest known settlement in the late 1600’s, near the oxbow of the Connecticut River. It means “where it bends,” referring to the shape of the river there.
Early priorities of the Trust included establishing a river greenbelt along Easthampton’s Manhan River. The Manhan River continues to be a focus area for the organization, as it is the major tributary from Easthampton flowing into the Connecticut River.
At present, the Trust controls a total of 16 properties in Easthampton, comprising approximately 190 acres. Thirteen (13) properties are conservation areas, one (1) is a public park, and two (2) are conservation areas with Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APR). We welcome and encourage you to explore many of these special places.