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, October 14, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Cider Mill Pond Hike


image of hole at Cider Mill
Indian Grinding Mill?

Join Westford Conservation Trust director Lenny Palmer who will lead a walk through the Cider Mill Pond conservation area. We will stop at the top of Little Tadmuck Hill, check out the continuing advance of the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid that is slowly killing the hemlocks and of course reexamine the “Indian Grinding Stone”, with a suggestion of what caused this interesting hole in the granite.

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

Park along Lowell Road at the entrance to the area. For further information contact Lenny Palmer at 978-392-9876

Original Cider Mill circa 1700’s


Location: Cider Mill Pond Conservation Land, 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.