Westborough Community Land Trust

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Family Walk: Chauncy Lake to Little Chauncy Pond and Beyond!

Tuesday, April 30

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Westborough State Hospital Property

Get outdoors! Get some fresh air and exercise on this family-friendly hike.

What animals, plants, and birds will we see? Nature always has something new to teach us!

This event is being offered in conjunction with Westborough Screen Free Week sponsored by Westborough Connects, Westborough Recreation, and Westborough Youth and Family Services.

Meet at the Westborough State Hospital Property: Take Fuller Way (formerly Hospital Road) off Lyman Street, then take the road along the lake shore. Park and meet just before the yellow gate at the end of the road.

There is info about other events during the week of April 29th - May 5th at the the Westborough Unplugs Facebook page.

Trail Map:
https://www.svtweb.org/sites/default/files/CraneSwamp.pdf

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

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Westborough Community Land Trust

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The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) is a private, member-supported, nonprofit organization. The trust was established in 1997 to preserve open space in response to increasing development pressures.

Our purpose is to safeguard land to meet the environmental, recreational, agricultural, and scenic needs of the Town of Westborough and to preserve open space and the character of the land.

We pursue these goals through the acquisition and stewardship of land, educational activities, and advocacy in regard to the health of waterways, aquifers, and watersheds.

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To date WCLT has preserved more than 173 acres of land and acts as stewards for close to 400 acres in Westborough.

To carry on these activities, WCLT has Land Preservation, Stewardship, Education, Membership, and Finance Committees.

WCLT welcomes new members from Westborough and the greater community.

What are the advantages of a land trust?

As a nonprofit organization, a land trust such as the Westborough Community Land Trust is able to receive gifts of land, purchase open space, or secure conservation rights. It can negotiate with landowners and developers to achieve balanced growth and undertake creative fundraising for land acquisition. Unlike an official municipal body, a land trust can negotiate sensitive land acquisitions and pursue the financing needed to achieve them in a timely, flexible fashion.

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Westborough Community Land Trust, PO Box 838, Westborough , MA 01581
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