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.
Let us know if there is an upcoming event that should be listed here.
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!
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.firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be added to the Group.
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.
Wright Farm Barn
Check out this delightful video made by some folks with a real appreciation for the natural world.
Joe-Pye-Weed in Dunback Meadow, August 2016 (photo courtesy John Andrews)
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.
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.