Growing the ACT Board of Trustees

Are you interested in preserving open space in Acton?   While Acton has the benefit of many acres of open space, some prized undeveloped parcels in Acton are not yet protected.  We encourage those interested in open space preservation in Acton to join with like minded citizens as a board member of the Acton Conservation Trust … Read more

2024 Woodcock Watch

If you were driving on Littlefield Road in Boxborough on Monday, April 1st, you may have noticed twenty or so people sitting in the Rolling Meadows field. Not an April Fool’s Day joke, but a woodcock watch!  Around sunset the birds start to settle in for the night, calling to each other and flying from … Read more

Events of Interest April 4, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Sunday, April 7 Community Solar Forum 9 AM Breakfast starts Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street, Acton Speakers include State Senator Jamie Eldridge and more.  For more information visit the Congregation Beth Elohim website, Monday, April 8Solar EclipseShortly after 2 – about 4:30 PM EDTThe Moon will … Read more

Opportunity to Protect Wetherbee Woods

Acton Conservation Trust has been working with the Town of Acton and the landowners to acquire 2 parcels of land totaling 33 acres on Wetherbee Street. These parcels form the wooded backdrop to the town-owned 72-acre Wetherbee Conservation Land which includes the tilled field that abuts the southern boundary. Adding this 33-acre parcel to the Wetherbee … Read more

The Acton Exchange

THE ACTON EXCHANGE, Acton’s new online newspaper, will have a professionally-designed website that will be hitting the Internet the second week of April.  At that time, tune in at for current articles of interest to all of Acton.

Not Your Average Cause

Each Tuesday in February was Not Your Average Cause night for ACT at Not Your Average Joe’s in Acton! For four nights in February, friends, members and “mystery diners” mentioned Cause Night to their server, and ACT benefited. Thank you to all who came to dine for the cause. The final night was the date … Read more

Events of Interest March 23, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, Last week I posted a photo of a young skunk cabbage before the spathe, maroon hoodlike leaf, had matured enough to reveal the spadix, the fleshy spike of many petal-less flowers.   Take a look now. Visit to learn more. The following events may be of interest: Sunday, March … Read more

2024 Annual Meeting

“Snakes of the World and New England” presented by Rick Roth of Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team A group of Acton Conservation Trust board members waited in the parking lot of Acton Town Hall on Sunday, March 17 for Rick Roth, president of Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team (CAVPT). CAVPT’s mission states: “Our focus is … Read more

Events of Interest March 14, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, Skunk cabbage is a perennial wildflower that grows in swampy, wet areas of forest lands.   It sprouts very early in the spring, and has an odd chemistry that creates its own heat as it first sprouts in the spring.  (From    The flowers appear before the leaves … Read more

Events of Interest March 7, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, From in the deer family grow antlers. Antlers are branched bones that are shed every year. Many nutrients are needed to make bone, such as calcium, phosphorus and protein. These nutrients are important for all types of animal growth, not just big strong antlers. Rodents in particular love … Read more