Events of Interest


Month of February 

Moments  in Nature Photography

Lincoln Public Library -  Click here for library hours and directions.

This exhibit of both new and popular photography is in the main gallery which is beautifully lit. The photos will be up throughout the month of February.  Brought to you by barbarapeskin.com 

 

Friday, February 21 

Emerald Ash Borer Info and the Wildlife of Long Lake 

7-9 PM 

Reuben Hoar Library, Couper Room  41 Shattuck Street, Littleton 

The Littleton Conservation Trust and the Littleton Shade Tree Committee are offering a showing of natural beauty on the one hand and some ‘natural’ threats to the same on the other in a two part presentation. 

Joshua Bruckner, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, will present on the Emerald Ash Borer, a recent arrival in the Littleton community.  The EAB will significantly change the look of the common and front yards throughout town, ultimately killing all of our ash trees.  Josh will continue with descriptions of several other pests coming our way, including the Spotted Lantern Fly.  

Dustin Neild, LCT Trustee and photographer, will offer stills and vices of wildlife around hisLong Lake neighborhood.

 

Wednesday, February 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25  

Climate change and energy evolution:  Will Humanity Step Up to Save the Planet? - Lexington Community Center Course

9:30-11:30 am

Rae Andre teaches this class focused on climate change and energy evolution and our personal and community reactions to these changes in our lives.  The course opens with a summary of current scientific findings on the state of the planet and identifies the core problem as the burning of fossil fuels.  It then moves quickly into material about how humanity is addressing this core problem.  Online  registration for non-residents begins on 2/21  - $50/course.  Please visit  https://friendsofthecoa.org/current-courses.asp


 

Sunday, March 1 

Designing Biodiversity:  Toolkits to Create Pollinator Habitat and Connectivity 

1-2:30 PM 

Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln 

Evan Abramson, Principal at Landscape Interactions and architect of Lincoln’s Pollinator Action Plan, will discuss how we can all create and maintain functionally diverse native pollinator habitat, increase biodiversity and improve the resiliency of landscapes.  There will be plenty of time for questions.  Sponsored by Lincoln Land Conservation Trust

 

Saturday, March 7 

Family Goat Walks, Winchester 

10-11:30 AM  

Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge Street, Winchester 

Just like dogs, goats like their walks, too.  A series of winter walks will be held with the goats in adjacent woods at the Wright-Locke Farm. On the walks, attendees have the opportunity to pet the goats and walk alongside them as they search for food.  After the hour long walk, the group will warm up with hot chocolate in the farm stand.  The cost is $7/person and is for ages 5 and older; children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  To register, visit http://wlfarm.org/2020-yourth-programs.  

 

Thursday, March 12 

Movie Night:  A Squirrel’s Guide to Success 

7:30 PM

Lincoln Land Conservation Trust Offices, 145 Lincoln Rd., above the post office. 

Join LLCT for this lighthearted documentary all about squirrels.  These mammals get a bad rap sometimes, but this film explores their ingenuity and and adaptations to new and changing environments (including bird feeders)!  Run time 53 minutes.  Free, all are welcome.  Movie refreshments provided. 

 

Sunday, March 15

The Condor and the Eagle - award winning documentary screening 

3-5 PM 

Littleton HS. Performing Arts Center

 Four indigenous envirnmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of Climate Justice.  Screening and Fundraiser to benefit UU Indigenous Solidarity ministries, and historic Nashoba Praying Indians Strawberry Moon Unity Powwow in Littleton 6/20/20.  Coordinated by the Environmental Action Group at the First Parish Unitarian Church Littleton.

 

Sunday, March 15 

Acton Conservation Trust (ACT) Annual Meeting

Acton Town Hall, 472 Main street, acton; Faulkner Room 204 

7 PM Brief Business Meeting & Board Elections

7:30 PM Annual Review and Awards Ceremony 

7:45 PM Guest Speaker:  Ken Warchol discusses “The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment"

All ACT Members and others are invited to join us on Sunday, March 15, 7 PM, at Acton Town Hall, Room 204,  for a night with Ken Warchol, a veteran beekeeper who will share his knowledge, from a narrated visual presentation.  You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on earth.  Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival.  Ken brings samples of a variety of honey for everyone to taste.  Free and open to the public.  Please join us and bring a friend.  Refreshments.  Please RSVP to ACT President, Susan Mitchell-Hardt, info@ActonConservationTrust.org or call 978-369-9264. 

 

Saturday, March 28 

MLTC Conference Registration now open!

The annual Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference will be held on Saturday, March 28th in Worcester.  Hundreds of conservation practitioners attend this conference each year, energizing themselves with new connections and knowledge to apply to their work.  Over 30 workshops will cover topics ranging from conservation techniques to communications to climate resilience strategies.  We’ll be joined by keynote speaker Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests   He will talk about “How Land Conservation can unlock Forest-Climate Solutions”.   Click here    for details and a link to online registration.

 

Sunday April 26 

Who’s Hiding in Vernal Pools?

1 PM 

Mall at Lincoln Station (145 Lincoln Rd) 

LLCT and Walden Woods Project are pleased to welcome Matt Burne back to Lincoln for his famous Vernal Pool Exploration!d  This popular program is family-friendly and fun for all  Free, but space is limited as we want to minimize our impact on the sensitive ecology of the vernal pool.  Please visit www.walden.org/events to register.

 

 

FROM TOWN OF ACTON MUNICIPAL MONTHLY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020   (http://www.acton-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6178/Municipal-Monthly---February-2020?bidId=)

Newly Established Agricultural Commission Seeking Five Members

The Board of Selectmen also recently established an Agricultural Commission. Consisting of five members within the community with a passion for farming or agricultural-related activities, this commission will promote and develop resources within the community, and provide education on agricultural issues, among many other exciting responsibilities. If you are interested in serving on this commission or would like more information, please contact the Town Manager’s office at (978) 929-6611 or email manager@actonma.gov

 

2020 Community Garden Plots in Acton, Available to Rent

The Town of Acton Natural Resources Division currently has a limited number of Community Garden plots available to rent at three locations:  

 - Morrison Farm at 116 Concord Road 

 - North Acton Community Garden at 845 Main Street 

 - Hebert Farm Community Garden located at 88 Prospect Street 

Residents and non-residents are eligible.  There is a limit of one plot per household.  The 2020 gardening season starts on Saturday, April 11. 

Registration for all new garden plots is by walk-in only.  Forms will be provided at the Kennedy Building located at Woodlawn Cemetery,  104 Concord Road in Acton, during regular business hours. 

For more information including rates, please contact Kim at Natural Resources at 978-929-6642 or email cemetery@actonma.gov 

 

Guide to Acton Conservation Lands 

This wonderful 56 page guide was produced by the Land Stewardship Committee of Acton.  The aim of this field guide is to facilitate an accessible and enjoyable experience for Acton’s

 residents on the more than 1,650 acres of conservation land the Town now owns.  

The booklet can be purchased for $10 (cash or check) at the Acton Recreation Department, 50 Audubon Drive during business hours. 

 

 

 

 

 






 













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