Calendar of Events

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

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

Saturday
November 2, 2019
1:00 PM - Dusk
Bowman Conservation Area

Celebrate the Charm Bracelet’s 20th

Join WCLT for a fun afternoon!

Park at Minuteman Park and meet BoD members to hike Charm Bracelet trails at the Bowman Conservation Area, 72 Bowman St, Westborough.

You can choose to hike short loop trails at Bowman, or hike the longer 5.5 mile (approximately 2.5 hours) self-guided section of the Charm Bracelet ending at the Libbey-Wile property. Shuttles will be provided.

The afternoon includes socializing around the fire pit and treats at Bowman. Bring headlamps or flashlights. No registration required.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Sunday
November 3, 2019
7:30 AM - NOON
Northborough/Westborough

Northborough/Westborough Bird Walk

Look for birds at ponds around Northborough and Westborough and at the Westborough Wildlife Management Area.

Everyone is welcome and new birders are encouraged to participate.

Binoculars strongly recommended.

Presented in partnership with the Forbush Bird Club (Worcester County’s bird club since 1931) by expert birder Nick Paulson.

Meet outside Casta Diva Restaurant, 35 Solomon Pond Rd, Northborough, MA (previously Guiseppe’s Grille) (Exit 25A off I-290.)

For questions: Nick Paulson [grendelpgill@yahoo.com] (or leave message at 508-330-4401)

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

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Wednesday
November 6, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Westborough Public Library

All About Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are popular seasonal visitors with a fascinating story. Join us to see their incredible transformation from egg to butterfly, and learn how this prepares them to undertake the journey to their winter home in Mexico. Learn about the challenges they are facing, how conservation efforts are attempting to strengthen their numbers, and how you can make a difference in your own back yard.

Location: Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., Westborough.

Presented in partnership with Sudbury Valley Trustees by Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship. SVT is a nonprofit, member-supported land trust that protects natural areas and farmland for wildlife and people in the region surrounding the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.

Please register at https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/all-about-monarchs-presentation-0

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Monday
November 11, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Westborough Wildlife Management Area

November Monday Morning Bird Walk

Join us at the Westborough Wildlife Management Area to look for the wide variety of waterfowl stopping at Lake Chauncy during their migration.

Everyone is welcome and new birders are encouraged to participate.

Binoculars strongly recommended.

Presented in partnership with the Forbush Bird Club (Worcester County’s bird club since 1931) by expert birder Nick Paulson.

Take Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way [formerly Hospital Road] off Lyman Street in Westborough. Park and meet just before the yellow gate at the end of the road near the water.

For questions contact Nick Paulson [grendelpgill@yahoo.com] (or leave message at 508-330-4401).

No registration needed

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

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

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