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Jeanne Steele Kangas ~ Friend & Board Member (1940-2023)

We are very sad to share that our board member, Jeanne Steele Kangas passed away last week. She has served on the BCTrust board since May 2003 and has been committed to the preservation of Boxborough’s open land, especially as a lifelong resident who always knew the backstory for many parcels. We will miss her […]
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Run the Runway!

Next weekend, Saturday October 29th – all day free open house at Minuteman Airfield in Stow! Register now for the 5k race at 12:30 or the 1-mile fun run for kids at noon. All of the $ raised benefits the Boxborough and Stow Conservation Trusts! Hot air balloon rides, touch-a-plane, demonstrations, BBQ, live music, kids […]
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Drought Conditions

Boxborough Sustainability Committee  reminds us that we can take steps to conserve water! Boxborough DROUGHT ALERT The Town is experiencing a serious drought, affecting our wells and our common aquifers. Water connects us to one another, so we must protect water resources we share, while caring for ecosystems, such as our springs, streams, ponds, and wetlands. […]
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BCTrust 4th Grade Art Contest Winners!

We were delighted to announce the 3 winners of the 4th grade art contest at today’s Community Meeting at Blanchard Memorial School. Winners are: Evelyn Napolitano (pond), Eila Nelson (deer), and Briella Bloomberg (mushrooms). Thank you to our Art Contest Coordinator, Nicole Bouchard-Tejeiro and her team of judges (Megan Connor, Palmer Moore, Melissa MacGillvray, and […]
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ABRHS Students Shared Conservation Work with the BCTrust at the Sargent Memorial Library on Saturday, 6/4 from 11:00 am to noon

ABRHS students are collecting data on the abundance of an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid, at the Beaver Brook Valley Conservation Area. This effort is a long-term monitoring program between student research and the Boxborough Conservation Trust that documents the human impact on our local environment. Depicted in this photo are 11th graders, Aisha […]
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Thank you Boxborough!

Boxborough votes YES to conserve 95 & 105 Sargent Road! An overwhelming win for conservation!  At Annual Town Meeting on May 10th with just a few votes shy of unanimous, Boxborough made the decision to conserve this valuable prime wooded upland.  It was so moving to see the town come together to support the purchase […]
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Help Save 21 acres of forest in Boxborough!

UPDATE: PLEASE Attend Annual Town Meeting! Warrant Article 23 that is likely to be brought up on the 2nd night of Annual Town Meeting, May 10th, at 7:45 pm, but in order to make sure that happens, we need people to attend the first night also, Monday May 9th for a procedural vote to make […]
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BCTrust’s Annual Meeting: Nature’s Best Hope with Doug Tallamy!

March 29, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom – a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Boxborough Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting – it was free and open to the public, and over 100 people registered, with at least 75 attendees. We began with a brief introduction from our President, and an […]
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Let’s Save 21 Acres in Boxborough!

The Town has been noticed of their right (Right of First Refusal) to acquire 21 acres of open land at 95 and 105 Sargent Road.  The land is currently under agreement to be developed into 5 (ANR/ Approval Not Required) house lots and more could be developed. As the land has been in Chapter 61 […]
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Common Ground is here! Fall/Winter 2021 edition