After six years of invaluable, behind the scenes service to the Trust, Julie Weigley has decided that the time has come to fully retire. It’s the details and routines that make all the difference in keeping a small non-profit moving forward, and Julie has effortlessly kept HCT’s mailings, postings, and records organized and flowing smoothly. Her even keel and know-how have steadied HCT through three Executive Director and Board President transitions. We will certainly miss Julie’s gracious and easy-going presence, and cannot thank her enough for a job well done. On behalf of all the Trustees, past and present– thank you, Julie! We wish her all the best in this next phase of life.
Open Space Residential Design Workshop with Randall Arendt: An Event to Provide Information About the Open Space and Conservation Design Development Concept
Who:The Town of Harvard in conjunction with Mass Audubon and the Mass Smart Growth Alliance. Author and Planner Randall Arendt will be the keynote speaker.
What: A workshop that includes speakers talking about Open Space Residential Design from multiple perspectives, a design exercise, and a discussion of Harvard’s proposed new Open Space Residential Design Bylaw.
Where: The Town of Harvard Bromfield School Auditorium.
When: Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
For more info and to sign up:
Registration for the Bolton Conservation Trust Tom Denney Nature Camp Summer 2020 program opens February 1 at tdnc.boltonconservationtrust.org.
The camp is for students entering Kindergarten through High School. It is a unique camp experience that offers five weekly sessions of fun and learning in the beautiful natural setting of Bolton’s Bowers Springs conservation area. See further info below:
Come join us at HCT’s Annual Meeting, held on Tuesday, November 19th, at Volunteer Hall in the Harvard Public Library (4 Pond Road), 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
This year’s guest speaker will be Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees. Richard Higgins is a writer, editor, photographer and lecturer in Concord, Massachusetts. He was a staff reporter and editor for The Boston Globe for 20 years, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, Esquire, and Smithsonian and many other publications. In this presentation drawn from the book, he explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees through Thoreau’s words, photos of historic trees and his own images of trees today. Mr. Higgins will show how trees inspired Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, work as a naturalist, philosophical thought and spiritual life, and explain why Thoreau’s love of trees and wisdom about them speaks to us today.
The presentation will be followed by light refreshments, including homemade gingerbread, fresh apple cider, and good cheer. Bring a friend!
Fall Forest Bathing Walk with Pam Frederick, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide
Saturday, 10/12/19 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
Location: Brown Conservation land at the end of Murray Lane in Harvard.
Let stress and “to do” lists melt away as you relax, unplug and open your senses to the “medicine” of the forest. Research on “bathing” or taking in the atmosphere of the forest shows improved cognitive functioning and increased sense of well-being.
Pam will guide you with invitations designed to create immersive experiences in nature. The walk concludes with a wild collected tea ceremony and snacks
Registration: You must pre-register with Pam to participate in the walk and a minimum of four people is required. Please call or email Pam to register or with questions.
For online registration: www.runforthehills.org
The Board of Health, Town of Harvard and Nashoba Associated Boards of Health have issued a press release regarding the recent EEE positive mosquito sample found in Harvard, and have asked that this information be shared. Below are links to the press release, plus further information on insect repellents and EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Board of Health Press Release
MA Department of Public Health Fact Sheet on Mosquito Repellents
MA Department of Public Health Fact Sheet on EEE
Want to know more about the flora and fauna that surround us?