Beyond the Barways

Week of Thanks: Dorothy Sang

Week of Thanks: Dorothy Sang

Mill Pond Conservation Area in 2019 by Greg Stone Westport Land Conservation Trust is thankful for willing landowners in our community that protect land and habitat for wildlife and preserve open space for passive recreation! The protection and opening of Mill Pond...

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Week of Thanks: Elizabeth Wade

Week of Thanks: Elizabeth Wade

Elizabeth Wade at Dunham's Brook Conservation Area Westport Land Conservation Trust is thankful for Tuesday Trail Team volunteer Elizabeth Wade whose truancy is only outdone by her can-do attitude! The weekly volunteer efforts of environmentalists like Elizabeth...

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2020 Annual Fund

2020 Annual Fund

The 2020 Super Bowl Walk last February 2nd seems so long ago by Greg Stone  Here at the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT), we believe in the importance of nature and outdoor spaces for the health and wellbeing of the community. Since the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Shop local this holiday season!

Shop local this holiday season!

It is that time of year again when many of you are thinking about that holiday gift list. This season we encourage you to shop local at Country Woolens, Westport’s Outdoor Clothing Store since 1977. By shopping local at Country Woolens you will also be supporting the...

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Week of Thanks: Steve McGuiness

Week of Thanks: Steve McGuiness

Land Trust board member Steve McGuiness (center) installing the last of three gates he constructed with 2019 summer interns Mitchell Carter (left) and Hana Tabit (right) along with Trail Team member Mark Lavallee (far right)Steve McGuiness is a member of the WLCT...

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Week of Thanks: Town of Westport

Week of Thanks: Town of Westport

The Town of Westport is an essential partner in protecting Westport’s unique rural landscape. The “Town” includes various staff as well as volunteer boards and committees, such as the Conservation Commission, Board of Selectmen, Community Preservation Committee, and...

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OCTOBER – AUTUMN OLIVE

OCTOBER – AUTUMN OLIVE

Olives?… like Plantain (our September plant of the month), we find on our hands yet another unexpected plant on a New England conservation cooking post! But yet again, these are certainly not the salty, rich “olives” you are familiar with. No, our sweet and sour...

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Go Take a Hike!

Go Take a Hike!

Forge Pond Conservation Area by Greg StoneThe Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) cordially invites you to go take a hike Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy Westport’s natural landscapes. The temperatures are cool, the leaves are turning beautiful...

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SEPTEMBER – PLANTAIN

SEPTEMBER – PLANTAIN

You might be surprised to see the name “Plantain” titling an article on local foraging. Plantain jungles in New England? Well, sort of! But this is certainly not the Plantain you’ve met at the grocery store or your favorite taco joint. You have no doubt seen our local...

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The Return of the American Tallgrass Landscape

The Return of the American Tallgrass Landscape

The Westport Woods Conservation Park Tallgrass Meadow by Greg Stone Tallgrass meadow is capable of supporting significant biodiversity. As its name suggests, the most obvious features of the tallgrass meadow habitat are tall grasses, such as indiangrass (Sorghastrum...

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Meet BayCoast Bank Summer Interns Max, Hana & Carly

Meet BayCoast Bank Summer Interns Max, Hana & Carly

Max Barr (right), Hana Tabit (center) and Carly Sherman (left) share your dedication to caring for the environment. What has been your favorite part of the BayCoast Bank Outreach and Stewardship Summer Internship? It has been an absolute joy to work with a team of...

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