Beyond the Barways

Protecting Land and Water with Charles Deknatel

Salter Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is one of eighteen fish species in greatest need of conservation as identified in MassWildlife’s 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan. Photo documentation of brook trout fry in Boiling Spring brook earlier this year...

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Owling Etiquette: Six Ways to Safely Spot an Owl

Are you filled with wonder when you see an owl? Have you ever gone searching for owls with friends and family? Maybe you’ve even glimpsed the shadowy form of a Great-horned Owl in the beam of your headlights as you traveled a back road at night?If so, you...

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8 Ways to Explore Westport Woods

Westport Woods Conservation Park is open and ready for you to enjoy! Here are eight great ways to use this new community resource.  Have photos of family and friends enjoying Westport Woods? Share them with us! Email your favorite Westport Woods photos to...

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Meet BayCoast Bank Summer Interns Hana & Mitchell

Hana Tabit (right) and Mitchell Carter (left) of Westport, Massachusetts share your dedication to caring for the environment.  What has been your favorite part of the BayCoast Bank Outreach and Stewardship Summer Internship? Growing up in Westport, I would...

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Opening Day at Westport Woods in Pictures

On Saturday June 15th, 2019 the Westport Community and Friends of the Westport Land Conservation Trust came together to celebrate a day years in the making: the grand opening of Westport Woods Conservation Park at 573 Adamsville Road. Here are some of our...

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Outreach and Stewardship Summer Internships

We are excited to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, BayCoast Bank is sponsoring Westport Land Conservation Trust's (WLCT) outreach and stewardship summer internship program. Started in 2015, the internship program provides professional...

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Why Forest Management Matters

Aerial photography reveals the extent of forest die back resulting from invasive winter moth defoliation. Photo of the lower east branch of the Westport River by Greg Stone. Did you know that each year, an average Massachusetts resident uses...

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Why Bob Faulkner joined the Land Trust Board

WLCT board member Bob Faulkner (right) celebrating the protection of the 82-acre former St. Vincent de Paul property along side board member Ingrid Davidge (middle) and supporter Cynthia Krause (left)  Why did you join the land trust Board of Directors?...

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New trees planned for future park

A new row of native Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) trees will soon line the road frontage at the future community park on Adamsville Road. Photo by Greg Stone. WLCT’s work continues at the former St. Vincent de Paul property! Thank you to those folks who...

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Annual Owl Show returns March 30th

Eyes on Owls – A LIVE Owl Show returns to Westport for two shows on Saturday, March 30th at the Westport Junior/Senior high school (19 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790). Attendees are in for a fun hooting lesson and close-up views of these secretive birds of...

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