New! SVT Trail Guide: 40 Walks West of Boston

A Celebration of Music, Art, and Nature

This "Deer Family" photograph by Richard Sebring is an example of one you'll see at this upcoming program.
Join SVT on Sunday, May 31, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Barn at Wolbach Farm for an exclusive fundraising event featuring Richard "Gus" Sebring, principal horn and arranger for the Boston Pops and associate principal horn for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  On display will be large-scale photographs Gus has taken of the Sudbury River and surrounding areas -- some of which were displayed during performances of the Holiday Pops in December.  Guests will learn about Gus's creative process and how this area has inspired Gus' artwork, which combines his love of music and nature. Refreshments will be served.  Tickets $100pp.  RSVP by May 26.
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National Trails Day Trail-a-Thon

National Trails Day Trail-a-Thon
Saturday, June 6.  Beginning and ending at the Framingham Friends Meetinghouse on Edmands Road, this year's National Trails Day Trail-a-Thon promises to be a day of fun for all.  Explore the trails of Framingham's scenic northwest corner where SVT's properties intertwine with Callahan State Park.  
Participants may choose either a 10K, 5K, or 3K trail walk.  All the walks will end by 1:00, which begins the afternoon festivities.  BBQ, live music, kids activities and more.  Register at www.svtweb.org/NTD.
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Purple Loosestrife Bio-Control Project

SVT staff and volunteers ready the host plants for the raising of beetles at Wolbach Farm during spring of 2015.
Our wetlands are being severely threatened by purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Purple loosestrife is a highly invasive, perennial aquatic plant that grows from persistent roots. The annual stems can reach 9 feet tall and form a crown that can be up to 5 feet wide. The showy, magenta flowering stems end in a 4-16 inch flowering spike. 
In the mid to late 1800’s, purple loosestrife traveled to northeastern port cities as ship ballast from European tidal flats. When this ballast was dumped for the return trip to Europe, a major seed source remained along the eastern seaboard.
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Sudbury Valley Trustees
is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.