Events of Interest


Fridays, January 18-February 8
Winter Nature Walks for Adults with Tom TIdman 
Explore Acton Conservation areas with our own Natural Resources Director. Each class at a different conservation area. Learn about the native plants and wildlife habitats that make Acton such a unique place to live. Register with Recreation at, $25.

Friday, February 1,
Climate Change: Why Do Local Actions Matter?
9:15 AM - 11 AM
Fowler Library, 1322 Main St., Concord
The significance of local action to address climate change will be the focus of February’s First Friday presentation, hosted by the league of Women Voters Concord-Carlisle. Speakers will include Gary Clayton, president of Mass Audubon; Kate Hanley, Concord Director of Sustainability; and Rep. Tami Gouveia of the 14th Middlesex District. Coffee and doughnuts provided.

Saturday, Feb. 2  
Antler “Hunt” 
1-2:30 PM   
Cedar Hill, Northborough, 
Rachel Goclawski will teach you the basics of deer tracking, and the best tips and tricks to find deer antler sheds in the wild.  Did you know that white tailed deer antlers have all the nutrition of bone without the safety hazards for your dog?  Whether you seek antlers for your dog, an art or craft project, or just want to find a wild treasure, antler hunting is a great way to get outdoors in wintertime.  Participants will receive a tracking sheet, and a list of tips and tricks for finding antlers.  Led by foraging expert, Rachel Goclawski.  Wear good outerwear and boots for the weather.  Program Full - Please register to be added to waitlist. Register at; for questions, call Debbie Pullen, 978-443-5588, x123.  $10; Free for SVT Members.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 
Winter Tracking Walk in the Nashoba Brook Conservation Land, Acton, MA
Noon-2 PM (Snow or Shine) 
Meet at the end of Wheeler Lane off Rte. 27, Acton 
Join ACT for a winter tracking walk led by Paul Wanta.  He has been a tracker for 25 years, and a teacher and a naturalist at The Farm School in Athol.
Paul will introduce us to this fun and fascinating hobby  We may see evidence of beaver, deer, coyote, red fox, bobcat, and many other animals.  This will be a slow walk of 1-2 miles .  Dress for the weather.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to ACT President, Susan Mitchell-Hardt at info@actonconservationtrust or phone 978-369-9264. 
Limited to 30 people.

Sunday, February 3 
2nd Annual Super Cup Fungus Sunday 
1-3 PM 
Estabrook Woods, Monument Street entrance, Concord, MA 
Mycologist and author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” Lawrence Millman, will be the foray leader on a mushroom identification walk to rival all other winter mushroom activities taking place this Super Bowl Sunday.  The focus will be on the ecology and not, definitely not, edibility”.  Free and open to the public; it is capped at 16 participants.  RSVP or call 508-241-9601.  Sponsored by Thoreau Farm and the Thoreau Society. 

Tuesday, February 5 
Conservation Options and Planning:  A Workshop for Landowners 
7-9 PM 
Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough
Have you ever thought about conserving your land?  Creating a conservation plan for your property will help you determine the land’s future and leave a lasting legacy.  At this workshop you will hear one couple’s conservation story and learn f rom experts about how you can plan for the  future of your property. Landowners, an attorney, an appraiser, and land trust staff will provide presentations with Q&A session to follow.  RSVP to Ashley Davies by January 25 at or 978-43-5588, x121.  Hosted by Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), Boxborough Conservation Trust (BCT), Littleton Conservation Trust (LCT), Harvard Conservation Trust (HCT), and Acton Conservation Trust (ACT).  Free 

Wednesday, Feb. 13
Growing Locally:  Open Space, Farms and Housing:  Is There Room for All?
3-5 PM 
Acton Town Hall
Learn and discuss how we can address the increasing demands on the limited amount of land to support a range of community interests - from affordable housing to  open space preservation - at this free workshop.  Speakers include:  Jennifer Hashley, Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming; Marianne Iarossi, Senior Planner, Framingham, Will Naser, Assessor, Framingham, Kathy Sferra, Conservation Planner, Stow, Peter Berry Selectman, Community Preservation Committee, Acton; Tom Tidman, Natural Resource Director, Acton  Light refreshments provided.  RSVP required:  Please register by February 8, 2019

Monday, April 1 
Acton’s Annual Town Meeting 
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