Current Projects 2020

2020 projects were significantly curtailed due to the pandemic.

The Land Trust led several hikes, but curtailed most of our public programming due to the coronavirus. We produced a virtual Duck Derby, and the “award winning” home movie is on this website.

Began developing a social media presence with a Facebook page and updated website.

The Board began working with the Nashua River Watershed Association on a new Forest Legacy application. The Forest Legacy program is a land conservation program that assists landowners to receive federal funding for protecting their land. Projects take several years to come to fruition, but we have successfully protected several parcels in Ashby previously and have four properties of interest for this round.

Two other local conservation successes also deserve comment here. The Trustees of Reservations purchased Jewell Hill Farm, on Crocker Road, preserving a lovely piece of our rural heritage. There are many trails and views on the property, which is open to the public. And at the very end of the year, our neighbors at the North County Land Trust successfully preserved the south peak of Mount Watatic.