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Steele Farm Walks and Talks This Saturday

Explore Steele Farm this Saturday, May 20th from 1 – 4PM. The BCTrust will be leading walks on the Farm land, and, the Boxborough Historical Society will be doing visual tours of the farmhouse. This event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service’s Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures program for the month of May. The Town […]
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Annual Meeting (April 6th)

The BC Trust Annual Meeting will be held on April 6th at the Sargent Memorial Library. Doors will open at 7pm with hors d’oeuvres and soft beverages. Both members and non-members are welcome. We will briefly cover the work of the trust over the last year.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Grant Garven, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Tufts University. His talk, titled “Boxborough Groundwater – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?” and will cover the science of groundwater relevant to Boxborough geography and geology, including aspects of the drought, effects on water quality, and the impact of well field development.

Please join us for this interesting and important topic.

SAVE THE DATE BCTrust Annual Meeting April 6, 2017, Evening

Members’ Appreciation Evening (Dec. 8th)

Boxborough Conservation Trust cordially invites you to a Members’ Appreciation Evening.

Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm at The Gallery at Village Works, 525 Massachusetts Ave., West Acton

Appetizers and cash bar by True West Brewery

Guest Speaker: Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director, OARs  (Nonprofit Organization for the Assabet, Concord and Sudbury Rivers and their tributaries and watersheds)

“Where Does All Our Water Go?  Connecting uplands, streams and a changing climate”
Bring your friends and neighbors and introduce them to the BCTrust.

Please visit our evite and RSVP to help us with planning.

We gratefully acknowledge State Street Corporation for sponsoring this event.

Harvest Fair (Sept. 10th)

The 2016 Boxborough Harvest Fair will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Boxborough Town Hall, 29 Middle Road, and the grounds of the United Church of Christ Congregational Church, 773 Massachusetts Avenue. Opening Ceremonies will be begin at 10:45 AM and events will be held until 4:00 PM. The BC Trust will be in […]
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Upcoming Trail Maintenance (Sept 17th)

Are you available to help keep our trails clear and tidy? There will be a Land Stewards meeting on Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30am, at Boxborough Town Hall. After a brief organizational meeting, we will do some trail work on selected conservation and BCT properties.

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:

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.