Beyond the Barways

Terry White, a true champion for conservation in Westport

Terry White, a true champion for conservation in Westport

Terry White at his home in Westport. Photo by the Trustees of Reservations. On March 25th Westport and WLCT lost one of our greatest open space champions. Terry White first came to Westport in 1982, when he and his wife, Poo, purchased an 82-acre property along the...

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Meet Tuesday Trail Teamer Tom Peirce

Meet Tuesday Trail Teamer Tom Peirce

Tom Peirce routing a trail sign post at the Westport Woods Conservation Park land stewardship workshop circa 2020 Tom Peirce has been a regular Tuesday Trail Team volunteer for almost a year and a half. Tom is currently working with our staff to add some finishing...

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A HISTORY OF WESTPORT WOODS AND KIRBY HOUSE

A HISTORY OF WESTPORT WOODS AND KIRBY HOUSE

When I first started walking through Westport Woods Conservation Park, I felt stories rising up from the land... But when it came to knowing the documented history of the land and the house on it- I knew much less. Since my house is across the street, the story of...

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Preserve Walts Farm

Preserve Walts Farm

Walt’s Farm aka Pietrzyk Farm 439 Briggs Road Veteran of the Korean War and orchardist, Walter Pietrzyk, spent six decades cultivating six separate varieties of apple at his family farm on Briggs Road.    Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) has a unique...

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How Hope Helps the Land Trust

How Hope Helps the Land Trust

Hope Sterling at Westport Woods Conservation Park circa 2018 Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is very pleased to highlight the help of our good friend and colleague, Hope Sterling. Hope heads the perennial department at Sylvan Nursery and assists with almost...

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Mass Waterfowlers make gift to saving the Santos Farm

Mass Waterfowlers make gift to saving the Santos Farm

(L to R) WLCT Director Ross Moran, Massachusetts Waterfowlers Board Chairman Robert Rebello Sr., Robert Rebello Jr., WLCT President Trip Millikin   The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) would like to thank the Massachusetts Waterfowlers, Inc. for their generous...

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Saving the Santos Farm

Saving the Santos Farm

 Save the Santos Farm Committee Members (L to R) , Spinner Findlay, Pam Trippe, Tim Vanech, Campaign Chair Tina Schmid, Wendy Goldberg, Trip MillikinOn December 18th, the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) acquired the 125-acre Santos Farm on Main Road, step one...

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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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