Westborough Community Land Trust

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"The Nature of Westborough": WCLT's 2021 Amateur Photography Contest!

Saturday, January 16
thru
Sunday, February 28

Westborough

Enter WCLT's amateur nature photography competition!

With many families hiking and taking photos during the pandemic, we thought this would be a great way to showcase the best of Westborough's natural beauty.

Entrants must be Westborough residents, and photographs must be nature-inspired and taken in Westborough from January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021.

Keep track of when and where your Westborough best shots are from, as we’ll be asking for dates and locations for each entry.

Plants, trees, flowers, sunsets, sunrises, ponds, rivers, wildlife... so many beautiful images to capture.

Read the rules. (.pdf)

Fill out the entry form.

Contest will run through the end of February.

Show us how you click with nature!

Prizes will be awarded in adult and youth categories!

Thank you to our prize donors:
Peter Christoph Photography
Elsie Kaye Glassworks
Art Emporium
Tatnuck Bookseller
Curry Printing
Hunt’s Photo

Contact: photocontest@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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