Entries by Mike Morton

CARES ACT Changes to Charitable Giving

HCT Members & Friends: The COVID 19 Stimulus Package, also known as the CARES Act contained language that impacts the way your charitable contributions to the organizations you care about are rewarded by the IRS. To highlight a few of these changes: The adjusted gross income (AGI) limit for cash donations was increased for individuals. […]

HCT Welcomes a New Executive Director

The Harvard Conservation Trust is excited to introduce our new executive director; Brian Colleran. Brian has a long history of working to support the health of the land and its natural communities.  His previous experience spans public, private, and non-profit sectors and his technical expertise is in ecological restoration, with an emphasis on the climate […]

Brehm Trail Re-Opened with Student Trail Work

The HCT has just re-opened the Brehm trail!  It’s a great hike or ride, with some significant hills to climb if you’re looking for a cardio workout.  You’ll find the new trailhead, marked with an HCT sign, just west of 149 Stow Road, on the north side of the street. There’s parking for 3-4 cars […]

Introducing: HCT-Bromfield Student Service Collaboration

Student volunteers from Bromfield have been working outdoors all Summer on protected lands across Harvard: clearing new trails and making sure that existing trails are well marked and safe for hikers and wildlife.  It’s all part of a new collaboration between The Harvard Conservation Trust and the Bromfield School, who have worked together to create […]

Connections: Holy Hill, Kaufman Land, Town Forest and Ohlin Land

Conservation work focuses on connectivity: between people and the land, between individuals and community, and, for ecological and recreational reasons, between and among different pieces of protected land. Many of us look for connecting trails to extend our hikes, rides or runs – and as new ways to get to know the landscape of the town. A […]

Have you hiked the Muller trail yet?

Looking for a new trail to hike in Harvard? The “Conservation Trust” trail (also dubbed “The Muller Trail”) is a great one! You’ll find the marked trailhead and parking for about 4 cars just past 74 Littleton County Road. This land, donated by Erhart and Ruth Muller almost 50 years ago, is full of surprises! […]