Calendar of Events

Also check out the Westborough Walks Meetup group for hikes and activities guided by volunteers from WCLT.

Sunday
February 9, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Westborough Public Library

Talking Local Climate: How You Can Help!

Living sustainably is healthy for us and for the planet!

Dr. Martha Gach from Mass Audubon will discuss how climate change impacts our region and how you can help our Earth where it really matters—what you might already be doing, and what other steps are possible.

Program location: Westborough Public Library meeting room, 55 W. Main St., Westborough MA.

No reservation needed.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Saturday
March 21, 2020
TWO SHOWS:
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Knights of Columbus Hall

Snakes of New England and the World

Bring the family and join us for our always-popular spring free live animal show!

Meet some fascinating harmless reptiles you may find while out walking in Westborough as well as some impressive specimens from around the world. Learn to identify, respect, and protect these fragile creatures.

You will be allowed to touch the animals—this show is always a big hit with the young and the curious of all ages!

Plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough MA; parking lot in rear. Overflow parking is in Arturo’s parking lot, 54 East Main St.--Walk behind the Arturo’s building to cross directly into the rear of the KofC parking lot. There is no parking along Willow Street.

Presented by Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. No reservation required. Free; donations gratefully accepted at the door.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Also supported in part by the Westborough Newcomers Club.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Saturday
April 18, 2020
Earth Day Event
TWO CLEANUP MEETING TIMES:
6:30 AM,
9:30 AM
Drop-In Picnic Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Earth Day Town-Wide Cleanup with Online Signup and Volunteer Picnic Lunch!

Join the annual town-wide litter clean-up sponsored by WCLT, and enjoy a drop-in Earth Day Volunteer picnic lunch afterwards!

Early birds meet at 6:30 am at West Meadow Plaza or Bellows Road.

Everyone else is invited to check in between 9:30-10 am at the Bay State Commons Green.

Online signup encouraged; go to westboroughlandtrust.org in April to choose your cleanup location in advance and avoid the lines.

Come on your own, or rally your family, co-workers, or neighbors and form a team to beautify our town!

Then from 11:30-12:30, volunteers will be treated to a drop-in picnic of pizza, healthy side dishes, beverages, and dessert at the Bay State Commons Green gazebo.

For the cleanup, wear gloves, long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes. Trash bags, some rubber gloves provided.

Contact: earthday@westboroughlandtrust.org

Sunday
May 3, 2020
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Family Nature Hike and Scavenger Hunt!

Come on a kid-length hike where youngsters will explore nature with their parents, followed by a fun scavenger hunt for ages 6 and up to practice what you have learned. Prizes will be awarded!

Parents/Guardians must supervise their children; this is not a drop-off event.

Sturdy shoes and insect repellent recommended.

Event is being held in conjunction with Unplugged Week in Westborough.

Meet at the Gilmore Pond Trail Entrance, GPS address approximately 19 Quick Farm Rd. Westborough. Park along one side of Quick Farm Road.

Trail Map:
http://www.westboroughcharm.org/guide/maps/upperjackstraw_trail_map.pdf

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Monday
June 15, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 PM
St. Luke's Parish Hall

Birds of the New England Swamp (Speaker: Peter Christoph) And WCLT Annual Meeting

Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp.

Enjoy an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, and woodpeckers and other cavity dwellers. Sloshing through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures the birds’ many activities including nest building, feeding their young, and catching their prey. You’ll almost want to bring your own wading boots and bug spray as you experience this captivating presentation!

Reception and Annual Meeting to follow.

At St. Luke's Parish Hall, 1 Ruggles St.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

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