Tree for All 2018

HCT Trustees and Associates will distribute seedlings at the Transfer Station Saturday, April 28, from 8:00 am to noon, and on the Common across from the General Store Sunday, April 29, from 9:30am — noon. The seedlings are a Harvard Conservation Trust membership benefit and are also available to non-members for $5.00 each while supplies last. Please stop by the Transfer Station or Town Center to let us say thank you for your support!

Spring Walk Linking Three Great Conservation Properties

Harvard Conservation Commission’s Land Stewardship Subcommittee is leading a hike on Sunday, April 8, meeting at 1:30 pm at the parking lot for Village Nursery School on Poor Farm Road in Harvard.

From our start, the full route includes three properties. We begin with a loop on the Harvard Conservation Trust’s scenic Ohlin Property down to the banks of Bowers Brook. We next swing through Harvard’s Town Forest and then cross over Rt. 2 on Poor Farm Road to traverse the Kaufmann land, taking in its striking cliffs. Finally, for the energetic, there’s an additional extension following the Kaufmann Trail to South Shaker Rd (dotted line on the map), and back.

Enjoy our public land and a great hike nearby. Moderate pace; about 3 hours on uneven terrain for full route. Drizzle/flurries ok; rain or much snow (ground or air) cancels. Well-controlled dogs OK. Personal tick protection suggested.

Contact Jim Adelson at jamesadelson@charter.net for more information.

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 . . .