Calendar of Events

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

Wednesday
July 31, 2019
7:00 PM
The Willows

Concert at the Willows to Benefit WCLT

Free outdoor concert by the Wolverine Jazz Band: Donations will be collected to benefit WCLT.

1 Lyman St. Westborough.

Volunteer collectors should arrive at 6:15; contact us to volunteer.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Sunday
September 29, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Hocomonco Pond

Hocomonco Pond: Past, Present, and Future

Visit a little-known Westborough site on this informational walk.

Discover how Hocomonco Pond, a “great pond,” was formed by melting glacier ice 11,000 years ago. You’ll then hear about use of the pond by Native Americans, and learn the legend explaining why it is named for a Wamesit Indian evil spirit. Finally, find out about a period of industrial use, when telephone poles were treated with creosote at this site to make them resistant to rot and insects, contaminating the soil, the groundwater, and the bottom of Hocomonco Pond.

We’ll enter the Hocomonco Pond Superfund Site, the area between the pond and the MBTA train station surrounded by a chain link fence which is usually locked. We’ll tour the site with Andy Koenigsberg, where he will discuss the geology, history, and cleanup process here, and what the land’s future will be.

Meet at the Otis Street gate, GPS address approximately 24 Otis St., Westborough. The gate will be open so we can park on site.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: email events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Trail Map:
http://westboroughcharm.org/guide/maps/mill_pond_map.pdf

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Sunday
October 20, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Walkup-Robinson

Fascinating Fall Fungi

Discover mushrooms and other fall fungi with mycologist Larry Millman, author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” the first-ever guidebook devoted exclusively to New England species. He will focus on mushroom ecology and mushroom identification rather than on edibility.

Meet at the Walkup & Robinson property, GPS address approximately 400 Friberg Parkway, Westborough.

Slow walk on woodland trails with mild hills.

Space is limited to 18, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, email events@westboroughlandtrust.org

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

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Sunday
October 27, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Sawink Farm

Introducing the Boroughs Loop Trail

The Boroughs Loop Trail is a new trail network connecting the hiking paths of Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough, encouraging the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the Boroughs’ natural resources.

The trail officially opens on October 5, and this walk, co-sponsored by the Sudbury Valley Trustees, is one of several introductory walks being held on various sections throughout October.

This walk will highlight the section of the BLT which passes through Westborough, starting at SVT’s Sawink Farm property; GPS address approximately 30 Walker St., Westborough MA.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED at https://www.svtweb.org/programs/calendar

Boroughs Loop Trail website: https://www.svtweb.org/BLT

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

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

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