News and Events

Browse the calendar below for scheduled Trust events, including guided walks and special events. Click on individual events for details.

Date/Time Event
Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Spring Bird Walk


Baltimore Oriole

Join Westford Conservation Trust birder Lenny Palmer for an early morning ramble at Westford’s birding “hot spot”, Emmet Conservation Land. We will search Nashoba Pond and wetland areas on Town and Audubon conservation lands for returning migrants and nesting resident birds. Bring binoculars and wear sturdy shoes as land can be rocky and hilly in places.

No dogs please. Park in the Town parking lot at the end of Trailside Way off Powers Road.

Walk is free of charge and no sign-up is required.

For more information call Lenny at 978-392-9876


Location: end of Trailside Rd, Westford MA

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Sunday, May 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Wildflower Walk


Join Westford’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic¬† Elana Schreiber for our annual wildflower walk.¬† She will take us on a walk on the beautiful Acker-Dean-DeSilva Conservation Land along Stony Brook where we will search out spring wildflowers.
We will move slowly as we search for plants.

Young children and dogs on leash are welcome but will find that the pace is slow.

Park in the lot off Depot St at the train tracks near Stony Conservation Land/EBC, across from Stony Brook Acres Farmstand.

Walks are free of charge, no sign up required.

For further information, call Elana on 978-692-7906


Location: Acker-Dean-DeSilva Land, Westford MA

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Greystone Pond Hike


Join Westford Conservation Trust director Lenny Palmer for a hike through this lovely
conservation land adjacent to Greystone Pond.

Wear sturdy footwear appropriate to the weather. Area is mostly flat but uneven.

This walk is appropriate for all ages, but area is not suitable for strollers. Sociable dogs on leash welcome.

Park at the Greystone recreation area off Russell’s Way. Turn off Groton Road onto Russell’s Way and then right just after the second bridge.

Walk is free of charge and no sign-up is required. For more information call Lenny at 978-392-9876


Location: Greyston Recreation area off Russell’s Way, Westford MA

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Newsletter
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Guided Nature Walks

photo of a guided walk
Guided Walks

The Westford Conservation Trust guides nature walks throughout the year. These walks are free of charge and take place rain/snow or shine. No sign-up or pre-registration is required.

Trust Meetings
Monthly Meetings: All members and other interested individuals are invited to attend the Westford Conservation Trust monthly meetings. Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month and begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Roudenbush Community Center. The annual meeting in November is an exception and there are no meetings in July and August.

Annual Meeting: The annual meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of November. At this meeting, Trust officers summarize our business for the year and we hold elections to fill positions whose terms are expiring. A special guest speaker makes a presentation when the business portion of the meeting is over. Refreshments are also served.

Contact us for more information.

Westford Conservation Trust Scholarships
Each year the Trust presents scholarships to Westford Academy students who show an interest in the cause of conservation. If you are interested in applying, please speak with a WA guidance counselor to obtain the correct forms. Education and conservation are foremost in the minds of the Trust directors and we hope to encourage the youth of Westford to follow this same passion.