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Sudbury Valley Trustees’ fall programming to support the High Ridge Initiative

Our partner, SVT, has scheduled three programs to highlight the special properties of the High Ridge area, coming up this fall. These will fill up fast, so please register soon! Explore Plant and Animal Habitats with SVT Land Steward Kristin O’Brien – Horse Meadows Knoll, Harvard (October 4th, 10:00-11:30 am) Explore Oak Hill and Trophet […]
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Saving Elizabeth Brook Knoll

In 2018, SVT and the Harvard Conservation Trust successfully protected Horse Meadows Knoll, a beautiful 47 acres on the Harvard-Boxborough line. Now, the Boxborough Conservation Trust (BCTrust), with SVT’s assistance, has a chance to conserve the adjacent Elizabeth Brook Knoll, a lovely 15-acre property that sits on the Boxborough side of the line.

By protecting Elizabeth Brook Knoll, we’ll be able to extend the trail system from Horse Meadows Knoll and enable everyone to enjoy this lovely landscape.

Elizabeth Brook Knoll and Horse Meadows Knoll sit at the southern edge of what we call the “High Ridge.” This 12-square-mile area in Harvard, Littleton, and Boxborough is rich with wildlife habitat, abundant native plants, and important sources of drinking water. SVT and other conservation groups are working to protect these resources before they succumb to development pressure.

The conservation of Elizabeth Brook Knoll will further enhance both the recently conserved Horse Meadows Knoll and the Smith Property in Littleton at the north end of the High Ridge.  All are important pieces of the effort to protect this sensitive area.

Can you help put the next piece of the puzzle in place by contributing to the protection of Elizabeth Brook Knoll?

BCTrust has secured an $84,000 state grant that puts a big dent in the $189,000 project cost, and a closing is scheduled for March 22. An additional $76,500 has been committed from other sources including the BCTrust, SVT, the Boxborough Conservation Commission, and the Fields Pond Foundation. But we still need to raise $30,000 to close the gap.  With your support, we can reach our goal and protect this land.

Please donate today: www.svtweb.org/ebk  or www.bctrust.org/donate

Annual Meeting: Eyes On Owls

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