New! SVT Trail Guide: 40 Walks West of Boston

Events & Calendar

Join SVT staff and volunteers in exploring our watershed in a variety of locations through a variety of land and water-based activities

Registration is required for all outings unless noted. Please click on the title of an event to register online. Click here for a listing of community events, not sponsored by SVT, that may interest our members. To learn more about outdoor-oriented activities west of Boston, sponsored by a variety of organizations, join Outdoors This Week.

If you have already registered for an event, but have not paid, then you may make an on-line payment.

AD HOC WINTER EVENTS SIGN-UP.  If you'd like to be on the list for some ad hoc winter events such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or tracking walks, please click here to sign up.  As conditions look favorable, we'll schedule such events and let you know.

Trail Walk- Cowassock Woods, Framingham

Date: Tuesday, November 25, Time: 10:00 am
Location: 
Cowassock Woods, Framingham
Leader/Speaker: Alicia Coleman, SVT Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps member
Cowassock Woods and Ashland Town Forest are composed of a mosaic of mixed hardwood forest types, wetlands, vernal pools and stream corridors. Sixty to eighty year old mixed hardwood forests – mixed oak and oak/hickory forest types - are the dominant natural communities that we will see on this walk. This creates a rich corridor of red maple, highbush blueberry, skunk cabbage and a large diversity of sedges and wildflowers (that will be more noticeable come springtime!)
Click here for Google Map directions from your home. This event is free, but please register.

 

 
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THANKSGIVING DAY WALK AT MT. PISGAH

Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014, Time: 10:00am-12:00 noon
Location: 
Northborough
Leader/Speaker:  Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director
Give thanks for the land!  Work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving feast! Join Executive Director Lisa Vernegaard for a moderate-paced hike, exploring much of the three-mile trail network of the Mt. Pisgah Conservation Area.  Meet at the parking lot on Smith Road, Northborough. 
Member Fee: Free | Non-Member Fee: $10

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Trail Walk-Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: Sunday, December 7, Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Location: 
 Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, Boylston
Leader/Speaker: Alicia Coleman, SVT Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps member
Join us for a late autumn walk through Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston. We will first explore the brand new nature center Trailhead House, which features sustainable architecture and even a rooftop earth garden. Then, we will walk the 1.5 mile trail to discover how the wildlife and foliage is readying for winter. We will meet at the Trailhead House. 
Click here for Google Map directions from your home: http://goo.gl/9Td27v
This walk is free, but please register.
 
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WINTER SOLSTICE SUNRISE

Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014, Time: 7:00-8:00am
Location: 
Half Moon Meadow Brook, Boxborough
Leader/Speaker: George Krusen, SVT Member
If you’re an early riser, or even if you’re not, this is an outing not to miss. On the shortest day of the year, view the winter solstice sunrise through the stone structures (allegedly Native American ceremonial stone structures) at Half Moon Meadow Brook. The sunlight bores through the stones for a magnificent viewing. It’s a beautiful way to start the winter. 
 
Member Fee: Free | Non-Member Fee: $10

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HOOTING FOR OWLS

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015, Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: 
Wolbach Farm, Sudbury    
Leader/Speaker: Michele Grzenda, Weston Conservation Agent
Join Michele, Town of Weston’s Conservation Agent and SVT volunteer, on a night hike behind SVT’s headquarters listening for owls.  Michele will begin her presentation indoors, introducing the three most common owls in Massachusetts as well as discussing the nocturnal adaptations they possess to survive.  This will be a slow paced 1– 1.5 hour hike. Owl observations are not guaranteed but leader promises this will be an evening not to be missed.  Children 9 and older welcome.  Participants must dress warmly (warm boots, warm coat, mittens, hat, etc. as temperatures may be in the 20’s or 30’s). Head lamp recommended although we will try not to use them unless we need to. 
Member Fee: Free | Non-Member Fee: $10

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