Stow Conservation Trust
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
Annual Spring Peeper Contest
What does your family do during April School Vacation?
Are you looking for a fun family outdoor adventure in Stow?
Each spring the Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) sponsors the Spring Peeper Contest. Hunt for six (6) Spring Peeper posters located in some of SCT’s Conservation properties to be entered into a drawing to win a family membership to Mass Audubon (currently valued at $65)
Participants submit photos of all six (6) posters (displaying the poster
number) or submit sufficient written details of the location where the
posters were found to SCTspringpeeper@gmail.com.
Clues to Follow!
Run For The Woods
The 17th annual Run for the Woods is Sunday,
Online registration is now open!
Check out the race course here!
Let 2015 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
Get Outside and Take a Hike!
The Leggett Memorial Woodlands are a great place to get out for a 1.2 mile walk in the woods.
The terrain is flat and the trails were recently cleared. Parking is available off Whitman Street, just past the intersection with Rte 62.
Legett Trail map
Our trail guides are available as maps and written trail descriptions
by downloading files from the Trail Guides page or purchase a booklet at the Town Offices in the Conservation Commission office.
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.
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May 11, 2014