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Stow Conservation Trust
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
view of Heath Hen Meadow Pond, photo Mark Jones
SCT Annual Meeting and Potluck
Friday, November 1, Town Hall, 6:00pm
Our speaker starting at 8 will State Senator Jamie Eldridge speaking on Land
Conservation and Environmental Legislation
All are welcome to any SCT event, members or not.
Please help us coordinate food by calling Donna Beusch at 978-897-7920
Annual Harvest Ball
Not occurring this year
It is with great regret that we announce that the Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) Harvest Ball will not be occurring this fall.
This community event brought together people in celebration of the thousands of acres of open space preserved in Stow by SCT.
SCT has organized the Harvest Ball in Stow as a fundraiser for our organization for the past 14 years.
Our profits depend on us being able to use a venue with reasonable rental fees, a caterer who gives us a substantial break on our
food costs and obtaining the profits from the bar. Regrettably, we have not been able to find a location for this year and will not have a Harvest Ball.
Take a Hike!
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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August 19, 2013