Westborough Community Land Trust

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Westborough Community Land Trust 25th Anniversary Party!

Sunday, October 2

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Nourse Farm

Come celebrate a quarter century of WCLT making Westborough a better place!

Drop in at the tent at Nourse Farm from 1-3 pm, and enjoy an afternoon of events for all ages:

* The Caterpillar Lab from Marlborough, NH with a fascinating drop-in display of live butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises!

* Corn hole and games!

* Music!

* Self-guided farm hikes!

* Food for purchase at the farm stand and the Veg Out food truck!

* From 3-4 pm, learn and reminisce about WCLT’s early days with speakers, recognitions, a slide show, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Free, open to the public, rain or shine, no reservation needed.

Location: 80 Jasper Street, Westborough MA, off Nourse Street. Parking available on Jasper Street.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Monday Morning Fall Birding Walk #1

Monday, October 3

7:00 - 9:00 AM

Lake Chauncy

This is the first of three Monday morning bird walks during the peak of fall migration. The area north of Lake Chauncy is very productive for birding.

Binoculars strongly suggested.

This walk is co-sponsored by the Forbush Bird Club.

Registration is required. To register, please contact walk leader Nick Paulson by 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 (grendelpgill@yahoo.com, or text or leave voice message at 508-330-4401).

Directions: Take Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way [formerly Hospital Road] off Lyman Street in Westborough. Go straight up the hill, past the soccer fields on your left. Then take the very last left turn before the parking lot for the condo building. Where that road meets the lakeshore, park in the lot near the yellow gate.

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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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