Stow Conservation Trust
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
Save Stow's Farms
SCT’s private fundraising
campaign to protect key farms in Stow, including
Carver Hill Orchard and small farm, is now in
full swing, following the passage of significant
CPA funding at Town Meeting.
The Stow Conservation Trust has launched
an important campaign called “Save Stow’s
Farms.” We are working with local farmers
to craft cost-effective strategies to preserve their
land and help their farms remain viable businesses
for the benefit of Stow residents and farmers for
generations to come.
As part of our Save Stow’s Farms initiative,
we would like to raise awareness of the
importance of all of Stow’s farms. Two current
projects under this campaign are the permanent
protection of Carver Hill Orchard and
For more information and to watch our video, click here
Forty Years of Conservation
Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) is turning
40 in 2017. To celebrate, we are organizing
40 small events to encourage people to get to
SCT and get outdoors. We are looking
for volunteers to help organize the events.
For more information contact Carol Gumbart
First Sunday Hike
Experience the beauty of Stow, explore
a Stow Conservation Trust property!
Join a “first Sunday of each month” hike, as part of SCT’s 40th Anniversary Year.
SCT First Sunday of the Month Hike:
June 4th at Leggett
Memorial Woodlands. Same time 9:30 a.m.,
and meet in the parking lot off Whitman Street at the
the hill near Route 62. Family friendly – visit
the music station in the woods and read Haikus.
Spring Peeper Contest
Find the six (6) Spring Peeper
posters located on the Stow Conservation
property located on Edgehill Road before
July 1st and be entered into a drawing
to win a prize. Participants must submit
photos of all six (6) posters (displaying
the poster number) or submit sufficient written
details of the location the posters were
found to SCTspringpeeper@gmail.com
Stow Conservation Trust Looking for “Stew Crew”
The Stow Conservation Trust is looking for volunteers who like to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We’re putting together a Stewardship Crew who would regularly meet
on the same day (maybe Wednesdays and/or Saturdays) for a couple of hours each time and tackle whatever job needs to be done: trail maintenance, invasive species removal,
storm cleanup, etc. SCT owns seven properties in Stow and manages fourteen more so there’s always something that needs doing. In addition we’ve just had professional
foresters complete Forest Stewardship Plans for most of the properties we own, and they recommend we create some new trails and thin young tree growth to enhance the vitality
of the forests.
If you live near Hale/Corzine, Leggett,
Fieldstone, Red Acre, or any of SCT’s other properties, or if you’re
an outdoors person who needs a good reason to
regularly get outside, now is your chance
to help care for some of our beautiful
Stow conservation land. Please email email@example.com
or Dick Perkins 897-5297 to join
our “Stew Crew”, and thanks!
For our first Stew Crew we had a spectacularly successful event, with 10 people working to build the new Beech Tree Loop trail at Red Acre.
With that many people it took us less than two hours to complete. Don Rising led the group and here's a list of the others that showed up:
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
Let 2017 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
- Helping SCT have a presence on Facebook
- 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
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 cortni.frecha at gmail
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June 18, 2017