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Summer Stewardship Intern Position

The Land Trust seeks qualified candidates for a paid internship that will provide practical experience in land and river stewardship work. This is a full-time position commitment from June through August, although length and timing are flexible. The successful candidate will enjoy working independently and with others in the outdoors. For more information about the internship and how to apply, click on the position description button.

Now accepting applications through Monday, April 25, 2022

The Campaign for Assabet River Bluff

The Land Trust has an exciting opportunity to save nearly 6 acres of upland oak and pine forest, and riparian habitat along the Assabet River and Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in West Concord. Another acre will support 5 units of affordable housing. Members, neighbors, and friends – all who value this land and our open space throughout Concord, and who champion affordable housing – are needed to meet the $2.9 million fundraising goal. Good news, we are well on our way and your support will help us achieve our goal!

Ongoing to July 2022

Walks at Assabet River Bluff

Join us for a guided walk at this beautiful property that we are working to preserve. Learn more about the campaign and experience the charm of the land for yourself and hopefully catch sight of some of the early signs of spring, including migrating Eastern Phoebes, flowering high-bush blueberries or mink signs – just a few indicators of the ecological value of this riparian landscape.

April 9, 22 or 24, 2022
Annual Winter Walk

“A Stepping Stone to Heaven”: A Celebration of the History and Biology of Fairhaven Bay

Bring your snowshoes, skis or boots and trek with us to the Fairhaven Overlook in the Wright Woods where biologist, Amity Wilczek, and local historian, Richard Smith, will meet us by a warm campfire for a conversation — and an additional guided loop for the truly adventurous! — about how the woods and Sudbury River have transformed over the past 150 years.

Sunday, February 13, 2022
1:00 PM
Live or Virtual Event:

Lawns Be Gone! Welcome Native Plantings into Your Landscape

As part of Climate Prep Week, learn how you can transform your lawn into useful habitat, implement conservation practices at home and become the best stewards of your landscape to support biodiversity and land resiliency.

Monday, September 27
4:00 - 5:30pm
Volunteer opportunity:

Wright Woods Work Party

We need 30 volunteers between two shifts to help us complete this important work. Please join us!

Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00am – 10:30am (1 shift of 15 volunteers)
11:00am – 12:30pm (2nd shift of 15 volunteers)
Volunteer opportunity:

Miles of Trails Project

Calling all trail users: The Land Trust needs your help in measuring the lengths of our trails! This is especially great work for students seeking community service hours. We are seeking Trail Measuring Volunteers to help collect data for the Miles of Trails Project. Click the button to the right for more information on how to volunteer.

Ongoing
Volunteer opportunity:

Trail Work Days (Summer '21)

We need your help taking care of Land Trust properties this summer by joining fellow members and friends on our upcoming work days. We’ve added multiple dates and a flexible schedule to help accommodate members busy summer schedules. Whether you just have an hour or want to help multiple days, help us maintain the land we all love!

Multiple dates throughout the summer
Wild Art Walk:

Upper Spencer Brook Valley nature journaling

Gather your adventure boots, magnifying glasses, and sketchbooks, because we are off on wild walk through Upper Spencer Brook Valley! The Land Trust is partnering with The Umbrella Arts Center, Musketaquid Arts & Environment Program to provide this art and nature workshop. Sunday April 18, 2021 from 2pm-3:30pm. Details and registration via the button to the right.

Sunday April 18, 2021 from 2pm-3:30pm
Volunteer opportunity:

Town-wide garlic mustard pull

The Natural Resources Division and the Concord Land Conservation Trust will resume a garlic mustard pull from conservation lands, trails, and roads this year, from mid to late May. Contact the Division of Natural Resources at 978.318.3285 for more information on how to volunteer!

mid to late May
Nature walks:

Brewster and the Birds Walking Tour

The Land Trust is partnering with The Concord Museum for a tour of October Farm Riverfront on Saturday May 1 at 8:30 am. Barbara Forman will tell stories about Brewster’s childhood friendship with Daniel Chester French and his time on October Farm with his assistant Robert Gilbert. Registration required, please follow the link button to the right.

Saturday May 1 at 8:30 am
Virtual Event:

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, is a series of five short films featuring 12 world-renowned climate scientists. Narrated by Richard Gere, these films are freely available for viewing now and are subtitled in 20 languages at https://feedbackloopsclimate.com/

Saturday, January 9th at 10:30pm ET is a free livestream conversation about the climate crisis. Visit https://feedbackloopsclimate.com/events/ for additional information and to register. A local Conordian resident worked to produce this film, so let us support their work and better understand feedback loops in our changing climate.

Newsletters

Land Trust Newsletter Archive

Please follow the link to the right to access current and past newsletters of the Concord Land Conservation Trust.