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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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April 2020 Newsletter

April 2020 Newsletter
For the first time in nobody knows how long, CLC has no walks scheduled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please enjoy walking on your own. Walk guidance in this newsletter!
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Upcoming Events

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

Citizens4LexingtonConservation@gmail.com

 

Annual Meeting update

 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Citizens for Lexington Conservation annual meeting has been indefinitely postponed. Further information will be posted as it is available.

Thank you for your patience!

Spring Walk schedule (not this year, sadly)

Trail Walks for this spring have been shifted to a walk-on-your-own format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the Newsletter for walk guidance (and other cool info!).

Trail Walks in Bedford

 

The Bedford Trails Committee has written Trail Walk descriptions in for many trails in Bedford.  Trail walks vary, from strolls on flat ground to hikes with hills. Please follow social distancing guidelines during this time.

 

 

Contact:        To join the Bedford Trail Walks email list - if you already have a Google account, go to: 

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bedfordma-trails  and click “Join Group to Post”

To join if you don’t have a Google account, please send an email to: BedfordMA.trailwalks@gmail.com  and you’ll be added to the Group.

 

Check out

https://www.lexingtonma.gov/across-lexington

 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 on the Town website.

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

CLC supports ongoing conservation work at Wright Farm

Below are two concept plan images from the architectural assessment of Wright Farm. These are potential suggestions, NOT formal plans.

Wright Farm Barn

Check out this delightful video made by some folks with a real appreciation for the natural world.

 

Shota Weaver lives in Winchester and lives near Whipple Hill. He is a recent graduate of Winchester High School and will be attending Boston University in the fall of 2018. Shota enjoys filming and editing videos about nature. 
James Viglas who is also a Winchester High graduate of 2018 will be studying at UMass Amherst. He enjoys playing the guitar and has an interest in creating music. 

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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!

 

 

Walks Publicity Coordinator: Each spring and fall CLC sponsors a series of walks in conservation and open space. We are looking for someone to focus initially on walks publicity, and eventually to organize and broaden the types of walks we conduct. 

 

Events Coordinator: Each year, CLC features a speaker on conservation, resource, or environmental issues. To deepen and enlarge our educational focus, we are seeking a new film/speaker coordinator to take on the tasks of identifying, scheduling, and publicizing videos and speakers. Our plans are to offer 3-4 events per year as an exciting new way for CLC to continue to raise public awareness regarding local, regional and national environmental issues.

 

Conservation Restriction Monitors: CLC is in the process of acquiring conservation restrictions (CRs) on five Town-owned properties that were acquired in whole or in part with Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. We are seeking individuals who are interested in helping to complete the remaining CR applications for three of the five parcels and/or participating in the annual monitoring of the properties. 

 

Recording Secretary. This position involves taking minutes at Board meetings and filing any forms required to maintain our status as a nonprofit organization. 

If you would like to know more about any of these positions, please contact Eileen Entin (eileenhome@gmail.com781-862-6418).

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!

Articles of Interest

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Thank you!

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