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, December 2, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Jarvis Way Loop Trail

Take a late fall hike on trails near Griffin Road with Trust Director Rich Strazdas. We will explore the loop around Jarvis Way and, if time permits, go east toward the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail until we reach the large blowdown field, and then explore the trails from the end of Polar Bear Drive.
Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for the weather.
Park along Jarvis Way by the trail marker between #7 and #13 (Google erroneously insists it’s #17).
Sociable dogs on leash are welcome.

For further info, call Rich at 978-692-2057

Trails near Griffin Rd

Location: Jarvis Way Trail Loop, Westford MA

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Emmet Land from Trailside Way Hike

Enjoy the beauty of the Emmet Conservation Land in the Silent Season with Trust member Kate Hollister.  Sociable dogs on leash are welcome.  Be prepared for snow. Park at the end of Trailside Way, off Powers Rd, in the town parking area off the cul-de-sac.

Walks are free of charge, no sign up required.

For further information, call Kate at 978-392-6802


Location: Trailside Way (Town Parking Area), Westford MA

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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.