Category Archives: Conservation

Beavers Move Into Cherry Brook, Flouting Stormwater Regs

This morning, the Owl put on her Weston Forest & Trail trustee hat (sadly, the Raiders hat has been retired temporarily while I try to get over Mr. Gruden’s failures as a human being) and headed out to an unnamed Conservation property on the northside. A report had surfaced that beavers were back along Cherry Brook and causing mayhem, which

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October 16 Stewardship Saturday Looking for Volunteers

After September’s successful Stewardship Saturday project building water bars on the trails of Highland Forest, Weston Conservation and Weston Forest & Trail Association are back with more fun and work, this time on the north side. On Saturday, October 16 from 10 am to noon, there will be two projects at the 34-acre town-owned Green Power Farm as well as

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Weston Tree Survey, aka Lorax Identification Matrix

Last week, the Owl receieved an announcement about a Tree Survey that the Town is doing to gauge resident anxiety over tree death by private hands (I am summarizing). Oh all right, here is the actual town wording: Members of the Planning Board, Select Board, Tree Advisory Group, and the Sustainability Committee are working with the Town Planner in examining Weston’s

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Hobbes, Cat Rock’s Beloved Snapping Turtle, Hospitalized

CW (Content Warning): later on, there’s going to be a ghastly photo of an injured turtle. If you don’t care to see it, well, close this window now. Earlier this spring, WFTA and the police Animal Control Officer Karen O’Reilly were notified numerous times that a snapping turtle was caught in an enclosed chain-link fence area near the dam. You

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Stewardship Saturdays Start September 18

Have you ever wanted to be involved in taking care of Weston’s Conservation land? Want to meet other like-minded trail stewardship champions? Need a good workout? The answer to all three questions is yes! Join the Weston Conservation Department and Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) on the third Saturday of every month for stewardship and camaraderie to collaboratively help manage nearly

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