Westborough Community Land Trust

Please help WCLT protect open space for all to enjoy —
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Charm Bracelet Trail Maps

Boroughs Loop Trail - SVT

 

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WestboroughTV's WCLT page

Grand Opening: Gilmore Pond All-Persons' Trail

Sunday, October 24

1:00 PM

This event will mark the completion of the first trail in our network that is accessible to everyone.

Through the support of a MassTrails grant and more than 1000 hours of volunteer time, every inch of this ΒΌ mile loop around Gilmore Pond has been surfaced with firm stone dust, bridging, boardwalks, and a continuous hand rope to ensure that this lovely spot can be enjoyed by everyone.

Our grand opening event will include a short dedication followed by a guided walk along the wheelchair and stroller-friendly path. Come and share in our excitement to open this truly unique community resource.

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:
https://westboroughcharm.org/guide/maps/upperjackstraw_trail_map.pdf

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Westborough Wildflower Hunt

Monday, March 1
thru
Sunday, October 31

Westborough

Help WCLT inventory the wildflowers on our properties by taking part in this fun scavenger hunt!

Check WCLT's Facebook page every month, where we will post pictures of wildflowers that bloom that month. If you see those flowers in Westborough, comment with a picture and include where you saw it.

Have fun and learn to identify local wildflowers at the same time!

Please, absolutely no picking flowers or damaging plants!

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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