Stow Conservation Trust Stow, Massachusetts
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
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Support SCT by becoming
a Red Acre Woodlands Boardwalk Sponsor.
While no saying is too small, you can request up to three lines (in a space of 2"x 4") for a donation of $50.00. Download a request form here.

Stow Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

Dear SCT Members,  
Wondering what wildlife can be found in the town of Stow and the region? Come to SCT’s 2020 Annual Members' Meeting to enjoy some lovely nature photography shared with us by Kathy Sferra and Nick Tepper.
Alas, no potluck dinner - these are the times given COVID-19 restrictions.  We will meet via Zoom because we want to see you and need to have our annual Members' Meeting.

• Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, 2020 starting at 7:00 p.m.
• Join by Zoom conferencing: send an email to register - see below

• Business Meeting
• Acceptance of 2019 Annual Meeting minutes
• 2020 Summary and Accomplishments
• Election of Officers and Directors for vacant positions.
• See some local wildlife images - great to see our local critters
• Video, Photographs, Presentation
Email to register for the Zoom conference:
Send email to
• You will receive a link to connect you to the Zoom conference.
Stow Conservation Trust Board of Directors

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“Stew Crew” Year Three

Our Stew Crew consists of Stow residents who enjoy the outdoors and are enthusiastic about keeping it in good condition for others to also enjoy. We spend a lot of time creating and maintaining trails, thinning overgrown forests, and clearing invasives from our conservation areas, following the advice and recommendations of our official Forest Management Plans for each of our properties. This year we built two new trails at Red Acre Woodlands, re-routed a trail out of a wet area on Whitney Field, cleared invasive garlic mustard at Leggett, and created a loop trail on our newest property, the Shepherd Memorial Woodlands, adjacent to Captain Sargent.

Thanks to all who participate!
If you want to join the Crew, email us at

Like to get out in nature with your camera?
If you have a photo or photos you would like to contribute for use on the header of this page send an email to our Web Administrator
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Let 2019 be your year of involvement in SCT

Volunteer with SCT

Volunteer opportunities with SCT to help protect our open space and rural character. Stow Conservation Trust is a 100% volunteer organization. You can help with:

  • Fundraising for Save Stow Farms Initiative
  • Publicity and sponsorship for the Run for the Woods,
  • Development of a Nature Discovery Trail for toddlers on the Leggett Property,
  • Land and trail maintenance,
  • Organizational needs…
Please contact Janet Moffat at moffatjando at
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Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease
Unfortunately, the deer tick population is increasing in our area of Massachusetts, not only out in the woods (where they are very prevalent) but also in our yards, golf courses, and orchards. Not all deer ticks carry the Lyme disease bacteria, but some do. (They need to pick up the bacteria from an infected host animal, typically a white-footed mouse or chipmunk.) As a result, everyone in Stow, not just hikers on our many, wonderful SCT trails, needs to be informed about the hazards of deer ticks, how best to avoid being "bitten," and what to do if you, a member of your family, or your pet has been bitten.
Read article by Allan Fierce

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