A pond with a rock bank in a forest.
The spring and pool for which the Crystal Spring Center, in Plainville, MA, was named. Courtesy Religious Lands Conservation Project

Religious Lands Conservation Project

Crystal Spring Center for Earth Learning
Plainville, MA

The Religious Lands Conservation Project (RLC) is a partnership between Crystal Spring Center for Earth Learning and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. The Project’s mission is to bring religious communities and land conservationists together to develop new ways to share their common and complementary values to benefit the land.

Young people are not going to churches.
When their spirituality is activated, they’re going to the land.
—Chris Loughlin, Executive Director