Newsletter and Membership Volunteers Needed

Littleton Conservation Trust is looking for skilled volunteers to help with our newsletter and recruiting and retaining members. If you have experience in either area or related skills and the desire to learn and can donate a few hours a month, please contact us.

If you’ve always wanted to help with conservation in Littleton but haven’t the time or desire to be a member of the Board of Trustees, these roles may interest you as each role only has a few busy times per year and very flexible scheduling the rest of the year.

Newsletter Editor

Need experienced writer for copy editing and layout using Microsoft Publisher desktop publishing application. Continuously coordinate content from other volunteers, trustees and external sources. Edit, layout and publish issues twice a year. Experienced guidance available. If this is you, please contact us!

Volunteer writers are also welcome. If you don’t have experience with desktop publishing or editing but are interested in writing for the newsletter, please contact us.

Membership Coordinator

We need a creative resource to enhance membership by working with program and outreach volunteers and engaging public. Nonprofit membership management experience is ideal but relevant skills and a desire to learn will be considered. If this is you, please contact us!

The Membership Coordinator will lead a small committee that actively work to recruit, retain and provide value to our members. If you don’t think you are a fit for the coordinator role but want to be part of the team, let us know.

Hartwell Scavenger Hunt

We have received some great photos from the recent Scavenger Hunt at the Hartwell Memorial Family Preserve. Thank you to Merilee Wright and Cindy Proulx, our winners of the photo contest. Merilee submitted – Cousins Bonding Time on the Old Stone Bridge and Cindy’s photo features her daughters Amy and Emily with the rock encased in the tree roots.

It was so great to see kids of all ages having fun outside, away from all of life’s distractions, hanging out with their parents.

We’ve also included some other photos that were submitted from the event highlighting some of the various objects sought after on the trails.

Thanks for the great photos!

Click a photo to view them as a slideshow.

LCT Photo Contest

Tiny scene in Sarah Doublet Forest

Littleton Conservation Trust is holding a photo contest! Enter your best photos taken on conservation properties in Littleton in 2018.

Enter the 2018 LCT Photo Contest and see your photo on our website and at our annual meeting!

All entries must be received by end of day on November 5, 2018. Winners will be announced at LCT’s Annual Meeting on November 16, 2018.

Photos can be from any theme. Some ideas are Wildlife, Scenic Vistas or Wildflowers.

For full rules and ways to enter, visit the contest page.

HomeAdvisor’s list of conservation links

We recently received this note from leaders and students involved with the Old Louisville Student Conservation Association:

I was teaching an environmental science lesson to some elementary students this past weekend, and when they were doing a natural resource web quest they ended up on your webpage. They thought I should tell you we were using the links there and found some great information so thanks.

They also decided it would be nice of us to return the favor, so I had them pick out a good conservation page for us to share with you!

Sincerely,
Miss Ainsworth and Samantha, Abby, Taylor, and Lane

The link they sent us is from HomeAdvisor and is a curated list of helpful conservation related links:
Home Science: Backyard Conservation

Help us map and eradicate invasive Garlic Mustard in Littleton

Garlic Mustard

Garlic MustardLittleton Conservation Trust Trustee Rick Findlay is recruiting a volunteer work group to control the spread of invasive plant species.

Our current top priority is stopping the spread of Garlic Mustard, one of the most destructive invasive plant species in the state. Introduced from Europe, garlic mustard is self-fertile and is very difficult to eradicate once it is established in an area. It spreads rapidly and, unfortunately, displaces native or other desired plants in a relatively short period of time. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds which spread by wildlife, humans, water, or other means. Most Garlic Mustard infestations can be removed by simply pulling the shallow rooted plant out of the ground and placing it in trash bags for disposal.

We invite volunteers of all ages to participate in this project. Our ultimate goal is to map infested areas and get volunteers to adopt specific roads or areas. It will be a multi-year effort until existing seed is no longer viable.

Please help us to establish invasive plant awareness throughout the Town. Tell your friends and neighbors about this project!

With your HELP, we can defeat this menace.

For more information on Garlic Mustard, check out these Youtube videos:

Thank you for your assistance!