New! SVT Trail Guide: 40 Walks West of Boston

Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project

Golas Farm in Boylston by Bill Shelley.
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!
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Come Walk With Us: Weekly Trail Walks

The series plans to tour most of our region over the next year.
Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, the sounds and smells of nature, and a fun way to exercise. This Fall, Alicia Coleman, one of SVT’s MassLIFT AmeriCorps members, started leading weekly walks along SVT’s properties. As an expansion of the program started last year, the walk series has dual intentions: first, offering free, close-to-home opportunities to explore trails and learn more about SVT’s properties. Furthermore, this walk series may be a healthful outlet for you to take a breath of fresh air, relax a busy mind, and even meet new friends in your community.
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Long-planned sanctuary opens in Boylston

The trail passes a stone wall shared with SVT's Wrack Meadow Woods Reservation.
By Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship
If you’ve been a faithful reader of The WREN, you may recall learning about SVT’s collaboration with a local conservation buyer to purchase a wooded piece of land off Linden Street in Boylston. In our Fall 2010 issue, Nancy Hallen wrote about Shalin Liu’s vision for creating a community wildlife sanctuary and explained how SVT was helping Shalin purchase land for the project in our Mount Pisgah priority area. I’m excited to report that this vision has become a reality. 
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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.