Stow Conservation Trust Stow, Massachusetts
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
view of Elizabeth Brook with frozen edges
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.

Please Contribute Today

Dear Stow Conservation Trust Supporter:
The Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) - Stow's all-volunteer private land conservation organization, now in its 44th year - is actively raising funds to protect an iconic place in Stow - Stow Acres Country Club. If protected/conserved, this property 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. Thank-you.

Cyclists before a group ride

Bike For the Woods
SCT Bike for the Woods is August 29th. Join riders of all ages at the new starting line at the Lower Common at the Stow Plaza, 113 Great Road, Stow, MA. Snacks and drinks are provided at the start, all donated by local businesses. Plus the lemonade stand in Littleton is back! Advance registration is $20 per rider over 12, $15 per child, $50 family maximum. On-site registration starts at 8:30am and the ride starts at 9am on August 29th For more information about the various rides and to register ahead of time:


several trail crew volunteers show their latest project, a boardwalk over mud.

“Stew Crew” for over five years

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.

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 2022 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
chart of tick images showing black legged (deer) ticks, dog ticks and lone star ticks
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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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