Tag Archives: Conservation

Absolutely No Need to Leave Weston this Weekend

So much to do, so little time! And you know for whom the bell tolls on this wonderful fall weather so might as well take advantage of all that’s offered this weekend, organized or not. Realize that the trails are glorious right now: find your next one at http://www.westonforesttrail.org. Here are some suggestions for your weekend, and go ‘Cats! Friday,

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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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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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Conservation Takes First Steps to Eradicate Knotweed at Brush dump: Volunteers Needed

For those of you who missed #knotweedgate, an episode when the town of Weston unknowingly planted Japanese knotweed in the town center, the bottom line is we have a large, extremely difficult invasive issue in this town. What we all know now is that the culprit for the town center debacle is the fill coming from an area in the

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Meet Jordan McCarron, Weston’s New Conservation Administrator

Almost exactly one month ago today, Jordan McCarron came to Weston as our new Conservation Administrator, stepping into the opening left when Michele Grzenda moved to Lincoln. The Owl has almost forgiven Lincoln for stealing Michele, mostly because they have a large Minute Man group and are not afraid to use it. And, having met and talked with Jordan a

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Annihilate or Be Annihilated – Garlic Mustard Warfare

Yesterday evening, the Owl and Mr. Owl took a stroll around Town Green. What a lovely spot–except for A TON of garlic mustard taking hold along the northern edge. Allowed to grow unchecked, garlic mustard will take over the world, and your garden, and crowd out all kinds of pollinator-friendly plants. What to do, Weston? Annihilate it, with the guidance

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