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Westborough Community Land Trust

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Show your community spirit-- make Westborough cleaner and greener! Rally your family and friends to join the annual town-wide Earth Day Litter Clean-up, sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust on Saturday, April 26. Early birds meet at Bellows Road or West Meadow Plaza at 6:30 a.m. Families and groups are invited at 9:30 a.m. to Lake Chauncy parking lot to be assigned a site to clean up. Come with enthusiasm, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves. Trash bags provided.

Neighbors are also encouraged to clean up along neighborhood sidewalks and streets during the month of April. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for an independent clean-up and receive trash bags, contact Townwide Clean-up Chairman Bruce Tretter at earthday@westboroughlandtrust.org.

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Westborough Community Land Trust

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The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) is a private, member-supported, nonprofit organization. The trust was established in 1997 to preserve open space in response to increasing development pressures.

Our purpose is to safeguard land to meet the environmental, recreational, agricultural, and scenic needs of the Town of Westborough and to preserve open space and the character of the land.

We pursue these goals through the acquisition and stewardship of land, educational activities, and advocacy in regard to the health of waterways, aquifers, and watersheds.

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To date WCLT has preserved more than 160 acres of land and acts as stewards for close to 400 acres in Westborough.

To carry on these activities, WCLT has Land Preservation, Stewardship, Education, Membership, and Finance Committees.

WCLT welcomes new members from Westborough and the greater community.

What are the advantages of a land trust?

As a nonprofit organization, a land trust such as the Westborough Community Land Trust is able to receive gifts of land, purchase open space, or secure conservation rights. It can negotiate with landowners and developers to achieve balanced growth and undertake creative fundraising for land acquisition. Unlike an official municipal body, a land trust can negotiate sensitive land acquisitions and pursue the financing needed to achieve them in a timely, flexible fashion.

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Westborough Community Land Trust, PO Box 838, Westborough , MA 01581
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