Beyond the Barways

Finding Refuge on the Land

Brighter days are ahead by Greg Stone  On behalf of the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT), I hope this message finds you well. In these unprecedented times I wanted to say thank you to YOU, our wonderful visitors, donors, volunteers, and fans. Your...

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The 2020 Super Bowl Walk in Photos

2020 Super Bowl Walk Photos by Greg Stone The 2020 Super Bowl Walk last month was a super great time! This annual 6-mile hike began more than a decade ago as a means to highlight the public value of a Slocum’s River to Westport River Greenway. Though not...

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Live Owl Show Cancelled in response to the Coronavirus

On Tuesday March 10th, Governor Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts in response to the Coronavirus and urged organizations to consider cancelling large gatherings. Out of an abundance of caution, we are joining many other...

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Westport Woods – You Did It!

It is our great pleasure to share with you the news that the fundraising goal for Westport Woods was reached and this community effort can become a reality! Westport Woods Conservation Park (formerly called Phase 2 of the St. Vincent de Paul project) has...

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Upcoming Trail Team Projects For You!

  The Tuesday Trail Team is WLCT's corps of trail blazing volunteers! Each Tuesday the group meets to advance the mission of WLCT out on the land. Whether that means building boardwalks, planting bulbs or clearing briers--there's no project too big or...

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Key Findings from 2019 Land Stewardship Analysis

The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) stewardship program cares for almost 1,500 acres of land that the trust owns in Westport. In addition, the program is responsible for annually monitoring approximately 1,200 acres of privately protected land...

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Week of Thanks: Pamela Stenberg

Pamela Stenberg at Westport Town Farm Volunteer Pam Stenberg assists in the WLCT office, at events, and serves on the Tuesday Trail Team. Westport Land Conservation Trust is thankful to have the help of wonderful community members like Pam who...

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Week of Thanks: Everyone

This Week of Thanks would not be complete without thanking all of you. Whether you donate, volunteer, hike our properties, attend our events or like us on Facebook – we appreciate you! It is the collective, positive action of many people in many different...

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Week of Thanks: Henry Swan

Land Trust board member Henry Swan (left) in discussion with Johannes Nagtegaal (right) Henry Swan is a member of the land trust’s Board of Directors and resident of Westport Point. He is a keen legal mind whose dedication to the mission of the land trust...

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Week of Thanks: Town of Westport

 The Town of Westport has been an essential partner in protecting Westport’s unique rural landscape over the years. The Town was a partner in protecting 8 of WLCT’s 12 destination properties, and consistently supports conservation and agricultural...

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