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Upcoming Events

O'Brien Farm Guided Walk

Guided Walk
O’Brien Farm, Westford MA
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Spring Bird Walk

Guided Walk
Emmet Conservation Land – Trailside Way, Westford MA
Saturday, May 11, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am

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News and Updates

Spring 2019 Newsletter

 In This Issue President’s Message Hiking the Acker Trail by Rich Strazdas 2018-2019 Westford Conservation Trust and Westford Scout Trail Alliances by David Ebitson Spring/Summer 2019 Guided Trail Walk Schedule Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2019

Farmland is disappearing in Massachusetts. We are losing agricultural lands and farming opportunities at an alarming rate. To try to stem the tide of farmland loss, the Mass Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) established the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program in 1979. It was a first-in-the-nation model for many other states. The MDAR website states,

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – January 2019

In December, seven bobcats were reported to this column by Westford residents. Though we have been seeing bobcats in Westford since 1995, seven sightings in one month is an unusually high number. In 1995, there was one report of one animal, then no reports for many years. Between 2007 and the present, there have been

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