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Citizens for Lexington Conservation promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of our natural environment through education and advocacy.
CLC is a non-profit organization in the town of Lexington, Massachusetts.


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Upcoming Events

Apples and Honey to Sweeten the Fall!

 

Sunday, September 241:00-4:00pm (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1)

Cotton Farm, 121 Marrett Rd, Lexington

 

Please join the Conservation Stewards and Citizens for Lexington Conservation for an afternoon celebrating the beginning of autumn and our local sweets. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is celebrated each fall with apples and honey, both of which are found at Cotton Farm, one of Lexington's loveliest conservation lands.

 

This event is family friendly, with apple and honey tasting, and bee and tree investigations. The Lexington High School Bee Keeping Club will be on-hand to show-off their Cotton Farm Apiary while the Citizens for Lexington Conservation will offer crafts and activities for children, including our Junior Ranger Program, from 1:00-3:00.

 

Please check our website HERE for more information.

 

Let us know if there is an upcoming event that should be listed here.

Citizens4LexingtonConservation@gmail.com

 

Joe-Pye-Weed in Dunback Meadow, August 2016 (photo courtesy John Andrews)

Check out ACROSS Lexington

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Are you looking for a new route to walk, run or bike?

ACROSS Lexington is waiting for you - try it!

You can find route information here.

ACROSS Lexington stands for Accessing Conservation land, Recreation areas, Open space, Schools and Streets in Lexington.

Volunteer Opportunity

Please let us know if you would be interested in working with CLC in any capacity. Could you write a piece for the Newsletter? Lead a walk? Work on the website? Take a leadership role on the Board? Help manage marketing/outreach? Drop us a line if you think you can help - we always welcome new faces!

Junior Ranger Program

CLC is sponsoring a new program for children - the Junior Ranger Program - aimed at getting kids out into Lexington's Conservation properties with games and activities. In conjunction with Cary Memorial Library we have a booklet to guide children and their parents. The kids will visit several different Conservation areas, fill out some activity sheets that will guide nature observation, and can, upon completion, receive a Junior Ranger Certificate from the Library.

You can find the Junior Ranger booklet here.

 

Take a look!

New Trail Guide to Lexington’s Conservation Land Now Available

 

The Lexington Conservation Stewards have created a new Trail Guide to Lexington’s Conservation Land, which includes color trail maps along with descriptions and historical information for Lexington’s 25 walk-able conservation areas. Covering nearly 30 miles of trails, it is an essential book for both veteran trail users and new explorers who’d like to discover the forests, fields, and wetlands in Lexington.

 

The Trail Guide to Lexington’s Conservation Land is available, for a minimum donation of $10, at the Town of Lexington Community Development Office located in the Town Offices Building at 1625 Massachusetts Avenue. Proceeds benefit the Lexington Nature Trust Fund, which helps to care for our 1300 acres of public conservation land.

 

More information about the Conservation Department

Hennessy Field Restoration Project
PDF of Powerpoint by Jordan McCarron explaining work to commence August 2015 at Hennessey Field
Hennessey Field Restoration Project Pres
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB

Articles of Interest

Ready to join CLC or renew your membership? You can pay by credit card or use your PayPal account, or even do it the old-fashioned way (by mailing a check) at our membership page.

Thank you!

Hayden Woods
Hayden Woods
Shaker Glen
Shaker Glen
Whipple Hill explorers
Whipple Hill explorers
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