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!

Appeal To Help Organize Invasive Plant Control Group

CALLING ALL CONSERVATION MINDED CITIZENS

 

LITTLETON CONSERVATION TRUST NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Rick Findlay of Littleton Conservation Trust would like your assistance in establishing a volunteer work group to control the spread of invasive plant species.

Currently, our primary concern is the spread of Garlic Mustard, one of the most destructive invasive plant species in the state today. A plant 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 can be 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 join in this worthwhile project by contacting Rick Findlay for details at ricfin@comcast.net or 978-486-4031.

Now is the time to pull garlic mustard to prevent it from spreading around town. If you see it on trails or on your roadside, please pull it and let Rick know where it was located.

Seeds last for many years. If seeds have formed, pulled plants should be put in black plastic bags and left in the sun for a couple of weeks. Late in the season, pulled plants left in the woods can still develop seeds.
Please help us to establish invasive plant awareness
throughout the Town.
With your HELP, we can defeat this menace. 

 


For more information on Garlic Mustard, check out the Youtube links below:

https://youtu.be/71XcCuPWiWk
https://youtu.be/Sl1HFFr89Ao

Thank you for your assistance,

Jim O’Neil
Director of Land Stewardship
Littleton Conservation Trust

 

Storm Damage

Due to tonight’s strong winds, there may be some downed trees and limbs on the trails. Please be alert, watch for limbs hanging in trees and stay safe.
 If you find any obstacles while hiking over the next few days, please report the issue to us on the Littleton Conservation Trust website at https://littletonconservationtrust.org/report-a-trail-issue/.
If you are able to remove the obstacle, we value your help, otherwise we would like to hear from you.

Is LCT in your year-end giving plans?

As an all volunteer nonprofit, every dollar you donate to Littleton Conservation Trust goes towards conservation, events for the public to enjoy conservation lands and conservation education.

LCT memberships are tax deductible donations. Whether renewing your membership or simply making a donation, this is a good time of year to donate in order to claim the donation as a deduction for this tax year.

Many LCT members join when our winter newsletter is published so this is the time of year to renew. It’s also a great time of year to gift membership for the holidays.

Please help us take care of the many protected lands in Littleton so that you, and future generations, can continue to enjoy the outdoors. Join or renew today.

Thank you for your continued support of conservation in Littleton and the all-volunteer Littleton Conservation Trust.