At the early February Tri-Town Art Show SVT introduced a 3 minute video on the Tri-Town project, produced by local historian Electa Tritsch. This video includes clips from a 15 minute “Tracks in Time” episode which explores the natural history of the project area. The 15 minute episode will be shown at several SVT programs in the coming months as well as on local cable access in Berlin, Boylston, Northborough, and Concord/Carlisle. The independent "Tracks in Time" video series, produced by Ms. Tritsch provides outdoor enthusiasts and armchair hikers with new ways of experiencing the land around them.
Focused land conservation work in the Tri-Town region will continue through May of 2016. The art show was the first of a number of events to be held in the coming months to highlight the importance of these efforts. Area residents are invited to learn and experience why protection is crucial for this land.
The Hopkinton Selectboard voted on January 29 to hold a special Town Meeting on March 3 to allow voters to decide whether the Town should exercise its right of first refusal and purchase the property at 203 Pond Street. A ballot vote will follow on March 10.
We need your help now! The Division of Conservation and Recreation has committed $250,000 toward the $2 million acquisition price, but the rest will need to come from town funds. The Whitehall Woods Alliance has committed to raising $150,000 to offset the cost to the town, and we have raised over $70,000 to date. Please consider making a donation or pledge to preserve this important parcel. Learn more about the land and our efforts to protect it.
On the western edge of the Sudbury Valley Trustees region in the towns of Berlin, Boylston, and Northborough, lies some of the most intact and important unprotected wildlife habitat in eastern Massachusetts. Working in a nine-square mile area around Mount Pisgah, Wrack Meadow, and the Wachusett Reservoir, the partners in the Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project (SVT and the Towns of Berlin and Northborough) seek to protect 500 acres of land comprised of quality habitat, working farms, and recreational trails. With this project, the partners are connecting valuable natural landscapes to link the area up to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire though a network of conservation land. With the receipt of a State Landscape Partnership Program grant of $1.47M and agreements with a number of landowners, the project is well underway and should be completed by June 2015!