Westborough Community Land Trust

Please help WCLT protect open space for all to enjoy —
You can now join, renew your membership, or donate online:

Find local trail maps:

Charm Bracelet Trail Maps

Boroughs Loop Trail - SVT

 

See videos of WCLT events:

WestboroughTV's WCLT page

WCLT Fall Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 6
thru
Saturday, November 21

Explore the Westborough Community Land Trust's Charm Bracelet trails and earn WCLT-themed prizes!

Each week through the fall, we will post an iconic image from the Westborough trail system on the WCLT Facebook page.

Find the location and post the same image to earn bragging rights and fabulous prizes. Compete as individuals, families, or teams.

The first challenge will be posted on September 6, and a new one will go online each Sunday for the next 10 weeks.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Twilight to Moonlight Walk

Thursday, October 1
thru
Friday, October 2

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Lake Chauncy


Covid Update: Masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all WCLT events, and social distancing will be practiced.

Two walks are offered to accommodate different age levels— adults on October 1, families and Scout troops on October 2.

Enjoy the sunset across Lake Chauncy, then take a walk by the light of the full moon to get into the Halloween spirit. We will learn to imitate some owl calls and listen for an answer!

The October 2 walk will also include some fun with flashlights at the end.

Take Fuller Way/Hospital Road off Lyman St. to the old State Hospital land and bear left along the lake shore. Park and meet at the lake edge, at the yellow gate between Hospital land and the Fish and Wildlife land, past the Chauncy Soccer Fields.

Walk will be 1-2 miles on mostly level unpaved trails, with one small hill. Bring a flashlight for emergencies, but we plan to keep them off most of the time so our eyes can adjust to the moonlight.

Trail Map:
https://www.svtweb.org/sites/default/files/CraneSwamp.pdf

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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