Earth Day Trail Event

Earth Day Trail Event

When

Sunday, April 21, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Type

Acton has an opportunity to purchase and conserve 33 acres of woods off Wetherbee Street. ACT has been working with the landowner and the town toward this goal, and expect the warrant article to come before Town Meeting this May. On Sunday, April 21, the day before Earth Day, ACT will be clearing a viewing trail on the property (about a mile long), so that we can tour the public through this beautiful  piece of land and introduce them to its many historical and natural features. We are excited to have walks for the public scheduled for May 2 and May 4, prior to Town Meeting on May 6.

Here is a short news article from our website about the property: https://actonconservationtrust.org/opportunity-to-purchase-wetherbee-woods/

We would love your help with this effort. Most of the work can be done with pruning shears or clippers, with some small tree removal needed. Family groups, scout groups, students and everyone else is welcome. No experience needed – we’ll show you what needs to be done.Come dressed in boots or sturdy shoes with long sleeves and pants, sprayed for ticks and mosquitos. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Expect weedy, rocky and uneven terrain. Please bring leather (best for thorns) or cloth work gloves and bypass pruning shears or clippers if you have them. A kneeling pad for gardening might be helpful. We will have some extra tools and loaner gloves available. We’ll also have water and refreshments.

Location: 35 Wetherbee St, Acton MA (Click here for directions) and park on the west side of the road in front of the cornfield.

Registration opens on April 1, 2024. You’ll be emailed a copy of this registration, which you can save for future reference or use to make changes to your registration. For students, you may register for parents and siblings, but not for your friends, so we have contact information for each person if needed. Just forward this Google Form to anyone who is interested! Scouts may sign up as a troop as long as there is at least one contact willing to send information on to each person planning to attend. Thank you!For more information or questions, please contact Jody Harris at jharris.actonconservationtrust@gmail.com.