Beyond the Barways

Trending Outside

The trend is real. More and more hikers, fishermen, photographers and friends join us in exploring the outdoors each year. Here's a look back at a years worth of outdoor adventures and a sneak peak of what's in store for 2018! Rest assured, we'll be bringing back our...

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Tree Farmer, Paul Edwards, Knows the Power of Giving

Protected in 2011 with a conservation restriction held by WLCT, the 25+ acre Pinecrest Tree Farm on Pine Hill Road had been in the Edwards family for generations. With over 1,000 feet of frontage on the Westport River, protection of the Farm was critical to preserving...

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Week of Thanks: the Bryan & Jansen Families

What motivated you to work with WLCT to protect your families land? The two parcels that we recently protected by CR (conservation restriction) were originally part of a 100-acre property that extended from Old Harbor to River Road. The land had been in our extended...

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Week of Thanks: Greg Stone

Why did you get involved with WLCT? “I have traveled a great deal in Concord,” said Henry Thoreau. I want to travel a great deal in Westport and the WLCT makes that possible. What's more, I want to do what I can to make others aware of how much there is in our own...

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Week of Thanks: David LaLima

Why do you volunteer with WLCT? I volunteer with WLCT because it provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded people engaged in physically and mentally challenging projects benefiting the local and greater community. In an increasingly commercial world, the...

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Week of Thanks: Charlene Wood

How did you become involved with WLCT? I was appointed to the WLCT Board of Directors after my retirement from the Town of Westport for 47 years, 27 of them as the Selectmen's secretary and ultimately Town Administrator. During those years, I became very familiar with...

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Save This Land: A Public Walk of the St. Vincent de Paul Camp

  The iconic 82-acre former St. Vincent de Paul Camp on Adamsville Road presents a rare land protection opportunity for the community of Westport. Planning for the future of this community space is well underway, but we need your help! Join us for a public walk of the...

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Evening Owl Prowl with the Paskamansett Bird Club

Photo by Greg Stone Have you ever gone owling guided by the light of the moon? Perhaps you've glimpsed the shadowy form of a Great-horned Owl in the beam of your headlights as you traveled a back road at night. On Friday evening, October 26th, you are invited to join...

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Mushrooms of Massachusetts

Fall is mushroom hunting season in Massachusetts. Join mycophiles Garrett Stuck, Bette Low and Mark Straus on a two-hour hunt for macro fungi at Westport Land Conservation Trust’s Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area (1520 Main Road). Whether you’re a seasoned forager of...

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