WCT President News

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE Presented to Trust President Ron Gemma – December 2020 As some of you may know, Ron Gemma’s current term as Westford Conservation Trust president has recently come to a close. He will still be on the board but moving to the Vice President position where he will mentor and support our brand … Read more

New England Stone Walls Virtual Presentation by Robert Thorson – Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 7PM

Join Geologist and New England’s foremost expert on stone walls, Robert Thorson, in a conversation on the fascinating history of Westford’s signature, but often forgotten, landform – stone walls. Thorson uncovers why New England is uniquely situated to be the quintessential landscape for stone walls and the work that communities are doing to preserve them. … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – December 2020

Happy New Year! I think we can say that and really mean it this year. 2021 is almost surely going to be a much better year than 2020. The days are getting longer, and more light is coming into our lives in many ways. Westford’s wildlife and wild plants, blissfully unaware of human troubles, have … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – November 2020

Feeder Watch During a Pandemic: Many people in Westford have bird feeders and avidly watch them throughout the year, especially in this year when we are home more due to the Covid pandemic. Others start feeding birds in November or December when the bears are snoozing in their warm dens. Some of us participate in … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – October 2020

Many of Westford’s birds have migrated south by now, and we miss seeing them at our feeders and hearing their songs in our yards and woods. But, late fall and winter bring new opportunities. This is the time to really pay attention to and learn about our resident birds. There is much to learn about … Read more