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

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

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

2024 Winter Tracking Walk

The last snowfall was a week ago, but as temps all week were low and skies gray, the woods still held plenty of snow for tracking the animals who make their home there. Tracker Paul Wanta stood in the Senior Park at Pratt’s Brook Conservation Land, surrounded by a circle of people eager to learn … Read more

“Mother Nature” ACT’s Scarecrow at Cucurbit Farm

Update 11/1/23: “Mother Nature” scarecrow wins FIRST PLACE!! If you haven’t visited “Mother Nature”, our ACT Scarecrow, at Cucurbit Farm – it’s time! As you can see, she’s encouraging support of land trusts – ACT and SVT!!!!Bring your kids/grandkids – they also have a corn maze!!!She’s a masterpiece, and here she is in all her natural … Read more

Community Service Day, Fall 2023

ACT had a great turnout of members, friends and boy scouts from Troop 284 volunteer to put a trail from the end of Genevieve Lane into the Anderson Land, which connects to Bulette/Town Forest Conservation Land. Laurie Ullmann brought a printout about the partial solar eclipse occurring during the work, as well as a pair … Read more

2023 Mushroom Forage Fun!

Acton Conservation Trust members and friends enjoyed a beautiful fall day during a joint event with Boston Mycological Club (BMC) on Sunday, October 1. Around 100 people from the two groups gathered at Wills Hole Conservation Land to search for mushrooms. Armed with baskets and special curved fungus knives with a brush on one end, … Read more

Congratulations to Susan Mitchell-Hardt

Acton Conservation Trust’s President, Susan Mitchell-Hardt, was honored with Sudbury Valley Trustees Lifetime Achievement award at SVT’s Annual Meeting on October 18. Susan has shaped land protection in Acton for decades and is so deserving of this honor.  Congratulations Susan!!