EEE Positive Mosquito Sample in Harvard

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

High Ridge BioBlitz Celebration

Want to know more about the flora and fauna that surround us?

Upcoming BioBlitz Events and “All About Monarchs” Presentation

 
The Sudbury Valley Trustees are hosting a series of BioBlitz events in the High Ridge area, “a 12-square-mile area in Harvard, Littleton, and Boxborough which is rich with wildlife habitat, abundant native plants, and important sources of drinking water.” During BioBlitzes, volunteers record as many living species within a designated location and time period as possible.

Please click on the links below for information and to register for one or more of these events. And, see also, the link for the “All About Monarchs” presentation on May 29 at the Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough. Hope to see you soon!
 
BioBlitz Discovery Day: Plants and Pollinators – May 18https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/bioblitz-discovery-day-plants-and-pollinators

All About Monarchs – May 29https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/all-about-monarchs

BioBlitz Discovery Day: Herps and Aquatics – June 1https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/bioblitz-discovery-day-herps-and-aquatics

BioBlitz – June 22https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/bioblitz

Vote for Conservation @ Annual Town Meeting

Please come out and vote for conservation at Annual Town Meeting this Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 A.M. at the Bromfield School.  HCT is partnering with Town Conservation Commission in an effort to purchase a 23-acre parcel off of Willard Lane. Your help is needed to be sure Article 22, item 4 and Article 26, item 6 are acted upon favorably at town meeting, which is a critical next step in allowing the project to move forward.  If approved, these two votes would result in the allocation of $200,000 to be used for the purchase of ~18-acres of important conservation and recreation land.  For more information and a map of the project, please follow the links below.  Thank you for supporting land conservation in Harvard!

Project information sheet LINK

Project map LINK

Harvard’s Newest Conservation Land

HCT is happy to announce that the scenic field on Slough Road known as John’s Field is officially Harvard’s newest conservation area – a gift to the community, including future generations! We simply could not do projects like this without membership support. Please renew or join HCT during our year-end appeal (Donate). Help keep Harvard a verdant and healthy home for people and wildlife.

For more info, photos, and map of John’s Field please visit: https://harvardconservationtrust.org/muller-conservation-collaborative/johns-field/

 

MORNING BIRD WALK AT HORSE MEADOWS KNOLL

 

DATE AND TIME: May 11, 2018 7:00am to 9:00am
LOCATION: Horse Meadows Knoll, Harvard
LEADER: Andy Magee, SVT Board President and Birder
PRICE: $10 (free for HCT and SVT members)

 
Join avid birder and SVT Board President Andy Magee for an early morning walk to look and listen for birds when they are most active. Horse Meadows Knoll is a current conservation project that offers fabulous habitat, from wetland and reservoir to woodland forest. New birders welcome!

Co-sponsored by Harvard Conservation Trust. Program fee waived for members of HCT (select “yes” for member when registering)

Learn more about Horse Meadows Knoll

Register Now

Lives of Beavers at Horse Meadows Knoll

Come learn about the history of beavers in Massachusetts, and the important role they play in creating habitat for a wide range of wildlife!  Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship at the Sudbury Valley Trustees, will lead a presentation and slideshow on these amazing creatures, focusing on the beavers and wildlife of Harvard’s newest conservation land, Horse Meadows Knoll, to illustrate.

Date and Time:  March 12, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Harvard Public Library, 4 Pond Rd

Leader: Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship

Price: Free

Register online at: https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/lives-beavers-horse-meadows-knoll

Geology Walk

Save the Date: December 3rd @ 1:30 P.M.

 

The Harvard Conservation Trust is sponsoring a geology walk led by local geologist Britt Argow on December 3 at 1:30. We will meet at the field on the Williams Land along Stow Road. Members and non-members, adults and children are welcome. Plenty of parking available. Stay tuned – more info to come . . .

 

Presentation/Public Forum on Harvard’s Environment, 5/31

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Presentation/Public Forum on Harvard’s Environment, 5/31

Do you love Harvard’s waterways, conservation lands, orchards, trails, parks, and open spaces? Do you support sustainability in town/school policies and practice? Come to the Bromfield School library Wednesday, May 31, at 7 PM. to hear from local committees, groups, residents, and students working to protect and sustain Harvard, and join in discussion on what we can achieve together!

Tree-For-All Photos

200 Redbud seedlings wrapped and ready to go . . .
scenes from HCT’s annual Tree-For-All

Saturday at the Transfer Station

Sunday on the Common