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, https://www.bethelohim.org/event/breakfast-solar-forum 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

 Acton’s local news source;  visit  actonexchange.org for current articles of interest to all of the Town. Acton’s new online newspaper! Letters to the Exchange.  The Acton Exchange is now publishing Letters. In this debut moment, we publish 22 of your letters to the editor.  If you have questions about the Acton Exchange, your new local Acton news source, … Read more

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 www.gardeningknowhow.com 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 www.gardeningknowhow.com)    The flowers appear before the leaves … Read more

Events of Interest March 7, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, From https://www.fws.gov/story/eight-points-about-antlers#Animals 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

Events of Interest March 1, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: JUST OUT!!!     Acton Conservation Trust LAND TRUST NEWSLETTER  Friday, March 1Silver Unicorn Bookstore to host Ellen Clegg and Dan Kennedy, giants in the field of community news for a discussion of their new book7:00 pm, at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore, 12 Spruce Street, West … Read more