Tag Archives: Conservation

Feeling Crabby? Help Annihilate Japanese Knotweed on June 11

Join Weston Conservation Staff and Weston Forest & Trail Association volunteers for Japanese Knotweed cutting at the Dickson Riding Ring at Jericho Town Forest on Saturday, June 11 from 10 am-12 pm. Not only will you get to pull out, cut, massacrate, stomp and generally annihilate this pretty and yet terrible invasive, but you will learn actually valuable things that you

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Arbor Day Plans for Friday, April 29 – Fifth Grade Tree at Compass Rose

Have you ever noticed the Tree City USA signs at the “borders” to Weston? Currently, they read “18 years” and as of tomorrow, the digits will turn to the 19th year of Weston as a Tree City USA. Being a Tree City means that the town has made a commitment, financial and operational,  to planting trees and follows certain guidelines

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The Importance of Soil Health: Class Online Tonight, Tuesday March 8

In the winter of 2021, the Owl enrolled in the Penn State Arborist Short Course–one of the only silver linings during Covid’s worst days was the availability of online coursework. Penn State does not normally offer the course remotely, and the Owl, having no plans or desire to move to Pennsylvania, took advantage of this opportune moment to take what

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Big Night Cometh to a Roadside Near You: How to Help

One of the first signs of imminent spring is so-called “Big Night” which is not, in fact, a movie about crazy Italians, but rather an exciting and somewhat terrifying (for the little amphibians) experience as they migrate from their upland overwintering habitat to their spring breeding grounds. Actually, I don’t know if little beasties feel terror, but I feel it

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POSTPONED: Showing Some Love to the Weston Reservoir: Stewardship Saturday

NOTE: Due to extreme cold predicted for this Saturday, this event has been postponed. This Saturday, January 15, Weston Conservation and Weston Forest & Trail Association (WFTA) are leading a clean-up focused Stewardship Saturday at the Weston Reservoir, aka the Ash Street Reservoir. Volunteers are invited, with escort, “behind the fence” on the south side of the Reservoir to pick

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Freeing Up the Merriam Barn Stone Ramp – This Saturday December 18

Looking to avoid more shopping, wrapping, cooking, etc, and instead want to spend a couple of hours making Weston a better place? Well, Weston Forest & Trail Association and Weston Conservation have an opportunity for you! In this month’s edition of Stewardship Saturday, held every third Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm, volunteers will be clearing the old Merriam

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Are Our Local Rivers Healthy? Thoughts (and Data) from SuAsCo

On Sunday, November 7, the Owl attended a fascinating talk sponsored by the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and given by Alison Field-Juma, the Executive Director of OARS, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to “protect, improve and preserve the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers, their tributaries and watersheds, for public recreation, water supply, and wildlife habitat.” By way of a

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