BCTrust 2016 Annual Meeting: Land Conservation and Climate Change

The focus of the BC Trust’s March 31, 2016 Annual Meeting was upon the relationship between land conservation and climate change. Two keynote speakers addressed this important topic from different perspectives. First, author, editor and scientist Peter Bunyard presented and summarized the Biotic Pump Theory, a controversial hypothesis that challenges conventionally held beliefs about weather, […]
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Beaver Brook Valley Preserve Guided Walk (May 14th)

Dr. Ann Gardulski will lead a walk at the Beaver Brook Valley Preserve explaining the geologic history and features of one of the state’s longest eskers.  This program is part of the Freedom’s Way Heritage Association’s Hidden Treasures program running from Saturday, May 14 through Sunday, May 22, 2016. See: http://freedomsway.org/

Annual Meeting (March 31st, 7:30 pm)

The Annual Meeting will be held at Sargent Memorial Library on March 31st at 7:30 PM.

After The Annual Meeting, we will have two speakers, starting at approximately 7:45 PM:

  • Peter Bunyard, global climatologist, will speak on “How the Environment and Ecosystems Help Determine Climate — Why Conservation Matters!”

  • Christa Hawryluk-Collins, Director of Land Protection, Sudbury Valley Trustees, will speak on local efforts to preserve land in the context of resiliency.

Shurtleff Woods: Newly acquired land and trail

The BCTrust purchased this 13 acre parcel from the Shurtleff family in 2015. With its valuable wildlife habitat including vernal pools, wetland buffer and a mixed deciduous-coniferous wooded upland, it enhances the conservation value of the town-owned Patch Hill land. A half-mile looped trail has been blazed and is accessible from the Patch Hill trails.

New Web Design and New Facebook Page

fbThe BCTrust is pleased to welcome you to our new web pages. We’ve made a few changes to the design (and more will be coming), but the main reason for change was to allow the board members to easily edit and add new information about the Trust’s conservation efforts.

This has allowed us to add secure e-commerce, so that you can renew your membership and donate online. We’ll be working on more content over the coming months, including the new Shurtleff Woods and Inches Woods.

We’re also delighted to announce our new Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/bctrustorg), where we hope you will contribute pictures and trail reports.