Beyond the Barways

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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New trail sign posts installed across Town

New trail sign posts installed across Town

Photos by Westport Land Conservation Trust volunteer Greg StoneMore than 65 directional trail sign posts have been constructed and erected at seven Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) hiking areas. This initiative was launched in Fall of 2019 by the WLCT Land...

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JULY – ST JOHN’S WORT

JULY – ST JOHN’S WORT

Each one of us has our own symbol that tells us what we’ve been waiting all spring to hear… it’s officially summertime! For some, that symbol is the last day of school or the first backyard cookout with friends. For others, especially of the herbal persuasion, it’s...

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Our Renovation Work Continues

Our Renovation Work Continues

Photos by Westport Land Conservation Trust volunteer Greg StoneConstructed at or around 1850, the George Kirby House at 573 Adamsville Road is less than a season away from becoming the headquarters of the Westport Land Conservation Trust. An enigma for historians, ...

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MAY – DANDELION

MAY – DANDELION

If the poet Mary Howitt said, “happy are they who hath the power to gather wisdom from a flower,” then I might add, “and healthy are they who hath the wisdom to gather power from a flower!” Especially, that is, if we’re talking about a certain wild and infamous...

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