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WCLT 2012 Scholarship Awarded

As the winners of the Westborough Community Land Trust’s 2012 Earth Day essay contest, graduating Westborough High School seniors Jamie Gagliano and Kyle Ashworth received the 2012 Westborough Community Land Trust Scholarships. This award recognizes a deep appreciation and concern for the natural environment on the part of the recipient...
(Read the entire press release, and the essay.)
June 11, 2012


“Wild in Westborough” Photo Contest

Westborough's beautiful natural resources were captured in this year's photo contest entries!

At the October 23 open house for its 2011 photo contest “Wild in Westborough,” the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced four winners.

sky and tree

Fall Sky by James McAlice, 1st place

Three Westborough residents and one resident of Sudbury won prizes for their photos of natural subjects in Westborough. The “People’s Choice” will be announced after the close of the exhibit.

First place went to James McAlice of Westborough for “Fall Sky,” described by the judges as the most dramatic photo, with colors popping off an energized sky and very well balanced. The scene was photographed at Westborough Shopping Center.

Kaleigh Wright of Westborough, age 12, won second place for “Splash of Red,” which the judges said is a beautiful composition in its simplicity, with a Japanese-like quality with S-curves, and with the red popping on the dark background. Kaleigh’s photo was taken at Robin Road.

red leaves

Splash of Red by Kaleigh Wright, 2nd place

Third place went to Barry Hall of Westborough for “Crystalline Leaves,” a photo of leaves and ice which borders on the abstract with its many shapes and layers. The photo has design, place, and reflection, according to the judges, with three layers that penetrate the ice, allowing the viewer to see beneath the ice and tying into the leaves on top. The judges characterized the photo as a “landscape of the ground.” It was taken at Westborough’s Wile Forest.

Frank Vitale of Sudbury won honorable mention for “Garter Snake,” a photo with S-curves and a sense of the snake’s motion, making it appear as if the snake has personality, the judges said. They described it as a good motion shot without movement. Even though it is patterned, it is not confusing as the snake’s scales go out of focus. This image was captured in Westborough at Cedar Hill/Sawink Farm Reservation.

“We hope all the beautiful photos here will encourage people to get out and walk the trails and enjoy the open spaces and the natural environment in our community,” said Sharon Williams of the WCLT photo contest committee when she announced the winners.

leaves and ice

Crystalline Leaves by Barry Hall, 3rd place

She also noted that the photographs were identified only by number during the judging, so that judges had no knowledge of the identity of the photographers. They did not know names, ages, places, or photo titles.

WCLT thanks the local businesses that donated prizes, including Green Thumb, Olde Nourse Farm, Art and Frame Emporium, and Tatnuck Bookseller.

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October 23, 2011


WCLT 2011 Scholarship Awarded

As the winner of the Westborough Community Land Trust’s 2011 Earth Day essay contest, graduating Westborough High School senior Nicole Benoit received the 2011 Westborough Community Land Trust Scholarship. This award recognizes a deep appreciation and concern for the natural environment on the part of the recipient...
(Read the entire press release, and the essay.)
June 13, 2011


WCLT 2010 Scholarship Awarded

As the winner of the Westborough Community Land Trust’s 2010 Earth Day essay contest, graduating Westborough High School senior Kyle Reed-Edwards received the 2010 Westborough Community Land Trust Scholarship. This award recognizes a deep appreciation and concern for the natural environment on the part of the recipient...
(Read the entire press release, and the essay.)
June 14, 2010


Scott Shumway leading tree walk

Downtown Tree Walk

In June 2010 Wheaton Professor Scott Shumway led a parade of tree lovers along downtown Westborough streets to view the exotic and historic trees, such an important medicinal tree from China, a species with more than 400 different varieties, stately beeches, the state tree of Massachusetts, and a few invasive aliens.
May 23, 2010


bird watchers

Spring Migratory Bird Walk

WCLT Directors Sharon Williams and Vivian Kimball led a bird walk to view the spring warblers and other migratory arrivals that stop around Mill Pond on their journey north.
April 25, 2010


West Meadow clean-up crew

2010 Town-wide Earth Day Clean-up

More public-spirited volunteers of all ages — 110 people of all ages — joined the Town-wide Earth Day Clean up sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) on April 24. Under the leadership of Bruce Tretter, volunteers collected more than 115 bags of trash from Westborough’s streets.
April 24, 2010

young Earth Day volunteer


David Fassler and Turtle

2010 Family Earth Awareness Program Animal Adventures

At the 2010 Earth Awareness event families were captivated by the “Introducing New England Animals” program by science teacher David Fassler of Animal Adventures in Bolton, MA. Children met up close animals such as an eastern box turtle, a skunk, a milk snake, a snapping turtle, and a tree frog. The audience also learned to identify the animal and its habits in the Westborough woods and their own backyards.
April 10, 2010


Andy Koenigsberg and big rock

Rock It!

Geologist Andy Koenigsberg transported hikers back to Westborough’s “stone” age in November 2009 on a hike at Mill Pond to view glacial erratics and learn how the glacier shaped the land we live on today.
November 8, 2009


Arthur Haines

Fall Foraging

Arthur Haines, research botanist at the New England Wild Flower Society, taught an enthusiast group how discover the edible and medicinal plants in the meadow bordering Cedar Swamp.
November 1, 2009


Bill Carr

Tree Tales

Retired Forester Bill Carr and families hiked in September 2009 through the pine, oak, and hickory forest to the hidden meadow off Bowman Street learning about forestry methods and how to identify common trees.
September 13, 2009


Indian Pond Preservation Trust Donates Land to WCLT

An old farm pond and pasture, woodlands, stone walls and a red maple swamp will remain a scenic refuge for hikers and wildlife along the Assabet River corridor, thanks to the Indian Pond Preservation Trust. This homeower’s association of 36 families on Indian Pond Road recently transferred 14.4 acres of open space as a gift to the Westborough Community Land Trust.
(Read the entire press release.)
August 2009



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