Together with our 2800 members and 200 volunteers, we...
- Conserve and care for over 4300 acres of fields, forests, and farms in the 36 communities surrounding the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.
- Maintain more than 55 miles of hiking trails.
- Help friends and neighbors connect with nature through our events, programs, and outings.
- Assist local organizations in their efforts to protect the region’s most important natural areas.
July 8, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lake Whitehall, Hopkinton
July 9, 2017 10:00am to 12:30pm
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, 690 Linden Street, Boylston
July 13, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am
Whitney Field & Kennedy Bowers CR, Stow
July 19, 2017 7:00pm to 8:30pm
McAuliffe Branch Library, Framingham
August 19, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stearns Farm, Framingham
Take a Hike
SVT's Whitehall Woods is situated between Upton State Forest and Whitehall State Park on Pond Street in Hopkinton. The wooded property is home to a trail that can be used to access the adjacent Upton State Forest. The property consists of varied terrain and habitat type including white pine-red oak forest with scattered pockets of red maple in lowland areas. A large vernal pool is located near the trail head. The land was protected in October 2016 in partnership with Hopkinton Area Land Trust, who owns a conservation restriction on the property. The trail was opened to the public in June, 2017.
June 18, 2017
Nan Burke photographed this Monarch butterfly as it laid eggs on a common milkweed plant near her home. Nan has been collecting seeds, planting, and raising common milkweed to encourage monarchs, and has helped SVT with our Places for Pollinators project.
June 16, 2017
Dan Trippe photographed a Baltimore oriole, an eastern phoebe, an eastern kingbird, an American black duck, and a short-tailed weasel in Sudbury.
June 8, 2017
June 7, 2017
Steve Forman photographed a song sparrow and a ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.
June 5, 2017