Category Archives: Conservation

Japanese Knotweed Wars Continue May 16 and May 20

. Weston’s Conservation Department continues its educational and hands-on Invasive Plant series with Japanese knotweed today, Tuesday, May 16, and Saturday, May 20 from 10 am to 12 pm. If you are not familiar with Japanese knotweed, you actually are…its beautiful and very very invasive very bad self is all over Weston. The Owl tries not to be judge-y about

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Stewardship Saturday: Trail Improvements at Orchard Avenue April 15

. On the southside of Weston, there is a beautiful neighborhood with a narrow winding road, open hillside field and conservation woods. Colloquially known as the Orchard Avenue neighborhood, it’s a quiet pastoral respite with an extensive and important history of estate homes and land conservation efforts. For a short history of the area, read this article in the Wellesley

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WFTA Monthly Walk: Jericho Forest and Maybe Peepers, April 2

. Join Weston Forest & Trail Association for its monthly walk this Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm at the largest of Weston’s Conservation properties (547 acres)–the gorgeous, green and currently loud (with amphibians) Jericho Town Forest. WFTA has been hosting Sunday walks for over sixty years, and the April walk is the second-to-last of the walk calendar (May 7

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Weston Conservation Education Series: Invasive Plant Eradication

. At some point, the Owl is going to agitate for Invasive Plants to be renamed “Marauding Plants” so that there was a bit more urgency to their removal from local yards, open spaces and Conservation properties. By definition, a marauder is someone (or something in this case) “who roams from place to place making attacks and raids in search

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Stewardship Saturday March 18: Chestnut Street Conservation Land

. UPDATE 3/16/2023: This activity is ON for this Saturday. The trails are clear enough! +++ Join Weston Conservation Staff and WFTA volunteers to construct a new footbridge at the Chestnut Street Conservation Land and repair some existing bog bridges on trails behind the Woodland School. Work will involve carrying lumber into the site, basic construction and assembly of a

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