Beyond the Barways

Why Roger Trahan joined the Tuesday Trail Team

Why did you join the Trail Team? "I got involved through the Cherry & Webb hike. I never knew how much land was back there. I'd only ever followed the path down to the beach and had never explored the dunes. It's beautiful in there. You should do another...

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Meet land trust volunteer Valerie Bassett

Why did you join the land trust? "There’s a Quaker saying that “work is love made visible.” Volunteering with WLCT expresses my love for the land and my gratefulness for the protection of wild and open spaces. Being in nature feeds my spirit,...

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Why Randall Moss joined the Tuesday Trail Team

Why did you join the Tuesday Trail Team? "I was taking a master gardener course and had a certain number of service hours related to gardening that were required to complete the course. I wasn't sure what to do and then I found the land trust. It fit well with my...

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Outreach & Stewardship Summer Intern Spotlight

Meet James Cassell (left) and Jacob Walz (right), Westport Land Conservation Trust's (WLCT) 2018 outreach and stewardship summer interns. You'll be seeing James and Jacob on the trails over the next two months thanks, in part, to BayCoast Bank's generous sponsorship....

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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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