nature sightings around Stow
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
Spring Peeper Scavenger Hunt - Winners!Dave Reinís family Eliza, Gretchen and Lucy won the drawing for the MA Audubon Family Membership after finding all 6 Peeper Posters.
Coming in May the 15th Annual
Stow Run for the Woods
to benefit the Stow Conservation Trust's land conservation program
Center School Construction is Complete - Plenty of Parking!
Sunday, May 19, 2013, rain or shine
Main event- 10:00 AM 5 Kilometer Run 9:00 AM 1 Mile Kid's Run for 12 and under
9:50 AM 5 Kilometer Race Walk
10:01 AM 5 Kilometer Recreational Walk and Dog Walk
Registration opens at 8:00 AM
Now a 5K Certified Course!
Newly USATF certified closed course with gentle, rolling hills.
Scenery features farms, forests and residences.
Located at Hale Middle School, 55 Hartley Rd, Stow, Massachusetts there is plenty of parking: Hale School, Center School, Brookside Cemetery- Please no parking at churches or Stow Town Building
T-shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by May 1, 2013
Awards: $100 to first place male and female 5K runners. Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female Race Walkers, male and female 5K Runners in each class 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus. Trophies are also awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place boys and girls 1 Mile Kid's Race runners. Amenities: Professional timing, mid-point water station, indoor restrooms, first aid at fire station, post-race bagels, oranges, raffle and awards ceremony.
Entry Fees: $25 5K Run or Walk/$15 Kid's Run
$5 discount for pre-registrations received by May 17 plus $5 discount for Stow Conservation Trust members registering by May 17
*Kids 12 and under may register for both the 5K Run and the Kid's Run at no additional charge
*New! Dog Walking Class for dogs with their owners on leash- enjoy the car-free, closed course
*Donate an extra $25 to the Stow Conservation Trust with your entry and get a distinctive green race number
Registration links or to download an entry form on the Run For the Woods page
For more information: email StowRunForTheWoods@gmail.com or call race director Aims Coney at 978-562-2805
Artists between the age of 5 and 14 are invited to submit a drawing to be used for the promotional poster for Stow Conservation Trust’s Run for the Woods. The poster should combine SCT’s mission “To lead in the preservation of Stow’s open land and natural and scenic resources” with the fun of running.
The winning poster will be hung throughout Stow and adjoining towns.
The artist will receive a gift certificate for art classes (value $95) at Silk and Clay Studio at ArtSpace Maynard.
To find out about Silk and Clay: www.silkandclay.com
Submissions can be left at: Randall Library or mailed without folding to SCT, Box 397, Stow, MA 01775
Due Date for submissions is Saturday, April 6.
Download form (.pdf file)
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.
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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