During Town Meeting on November 1st, Article 20 – Conservation Commission Appropriation & Borrowing Authorization Purchase of Webster Property – was narrowly defeated. The vote to purchase 36.5 acres of property for conservation required a two-thirds majority to pass. 177 voted in favor of the purchase; 107 against. So, while a clear majority of voters were in favor of the purchase, they numbered 12 fewer than the two-thirds required.
The Webster land purchase was LCT’s latest effort in advocating for conservation in Littleton. The failure of Article 20 made us realize we should do more.
There is a finite amount of land left in Littleton for potential conservation and once it’s gone, it will be gone forever.
With this in mind, LCT has established the Land Acquisition Fund. With your help, we will set aside money dedicated to a single use: empowering the Town to vote in favor of purchasing land for conservation by helping offset the cost to the taxpayers.
We need your help
Throughout our 61-year history, LCT has been the responsible caretaker of nearly 300 acres of donated land in Littleton on which we manage a system of trails for public use. With the help of our many volunteer land stewards, we also monitor and maintain trails on over 1000 additional acres of Town-owned conservation lands at no cost to the taxpayers.
Together, we can do more
Today, we seek your support for a new initiative – to create a fund solely dedicated to purchasing Littleton land for conservation.
Please help LCT protect Littleton’s natural areas by making a tax-deductible donation to the LCT Land Acquisition Fund.
We’ll double your donation
To demonstrate our commitment, LCT will match up to $50,000 of contributions made to the Land Acquisition Fund by midnight on December 31, 2023.
Show your commitment to protecting land in Littleton and send a check made payable to Littleton Conservation Trust to:
LCT Land Acquisition Fund
PO Box 594
Littleton, MA 01460
Thank you for your support!