Stow Conservation Trust
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
Please Contribute Today
Dear Stow Conservation Trust Suppoorter:
The Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) - Stow's all-volunteer private land conservation organization, now in its 44th year - is actively raising fujnds to protect two iconic places in Stow - Lake Boon and Stow Acres Country Club. If protected/conserved, both of these properties will provide Stow residents compelling recreation opportunities, while also protecting natural beauty and important wildlife habitat.
Please view this flyer for more information.
You can donate here.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
- Fundraising for Save Stow Farms Initiative
- Publicity and sponsorship for the Run for the
- 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 verizon.net
photo from emedicinehealth.com
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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July 31, 2020
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