Westborough Community Land Trust
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Introducing Westborough's New Public Open Space #1: Zwicker Farm
Sunday, October 3
1:00 - 3:00 PM
The Town of Westborough recently acquired the Zwicker Farm property on Belknap Street. The property consists of meadows, wetlands, and old hayfields, with some existing trails.
Explore this 31-acre newly-public open space area with Don Burn, long-time WCLT member, Charm Bracelet Trails creator, former Open Space and Recreation Committee member, and current Active Transportation and Safety Committee member.
The walk will be about 1 mile, with stops to discuss the history and future plans for the farm.
Park and meet in the field across from 27 Belknap Street, Westborough.
Monday Bird Walk #1: Fall Migration
Monday, October 4
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Wayne F. MacCallum Wildlife Management Area
This is the first of three Monday morning walks in this very productive area during the peak of fall migration.
Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Lake Chauncy gate at the end of the ball fields, off Lyman St. in Westborough.
Leader: Nick Paulson of the Forbush Bird Club. [email@example.com] (TEXT or leave message: 508-330-4401)
Registration is required. Please contact Nick by 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 3.
Westborough Wildflower Hunt
Monday, March 1
Sunday, October 31
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!
Westborough Community Land Trust
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.
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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