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    Kayaking

    For kids… The Trust sponsors the Tom Denney Nature Camp in Bolton. July to early August.

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    Practice Rock Climbing

    The advanced Eco-Adventures campers from Tom Denney Nature Camp

  • Bolton Town Common Initiative

    Initiative to transform the Old Smith Property into a vibrant Town Common

  • Walking the Trail

    Annual Meeting Walk

    Trust members enjoy a trail walk and talk about raptors before the Annual Meeting

  • Fun Class

    Fun with Four Winds – Birds’ Beaks

    Students practice picking things up using different things as “beaks”

  • 275th Anniversary

    July 4th Parade

    Tom Denney Nature Camp counselors and campers decorate a car for the Bolton July 4th Parade

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    Annual Meeting Talk – Raptors

    How to lose a finger…

  • Trail Blazing by Roemer and Son

    New Bolton Center Trail

    Bob and Max Roemer, and Al Ferry complete work on the new Bolton Center Trail.

  • Nature Education

    Fun with Four Winds – Signs of Leaf-Eaters

    Students learn that different insects eat leaves in different ways. Some eat edges, some chew holes in the middle, some eat everything but the tough veins.

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    Annual Meeting Talk – Raptors

    Trust members enjoyed a raptor presentation at the Annual Meeting. This vulture was a guest of honor.

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    Fun with Four Winds – Frog Stomp

    Students look for eggs, tadpoles, frogs and toads in a vernal pool

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    Horton Trail

    Horton Trail

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    Bower Springs

    A popular conservation area for hikers, dog walkers, and home of Tom Denney Nature Camp

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    Fun with Four Winds – Air Matters

    Air occupies volume! When the flame consumes oxygen, water is pulled into the jar to fill its space.

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    Sullivan Conservation Property

    Sullivan Conservation Property

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    Schultz Conservation Property

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    Phillip Phillips Conservation Area

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    Held Conservation Restriction

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    Annual Yard and Plant Sale at the Old Smith Garage

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    James Conservation Restriction

The Bolton Conservation Trust

Preserving the rural heritage and natural assets of Bolton, Massachusetts

The Bolton Town Common Initiative

The Trust is embarking on what will be its most ambitious project: to transform eight acres in the heart of Bolton into a vibrant Town Common that can be enjoyed by all. In mid-November, we had our first groundbreaking, including demolition of the buildings. With the site now a "cleaner" slate, a series of collaborative design workshops (a "mini-charrette") will be conducted in early 2015 to develop, working with public survey results, a tangible plan for the Town Common. Follow us at www.boltontowncommon.org

Tom Denney Nature Camp

The Tom Denney Nature Camp, with Eco-Adventures for middle-schoolers, is held at Bower Springs Conservation Area from July until August. It is as nature-immersed as a day camp for kids can be. Woods, fields, streams, ponds, trees, and trails. Register at http://tdnc.boltonconservationtrust.org/

Our work complements that of the Bolton Conservation Commission. In comparison, the Commission is a Town board, appointed by the Board of Selectmen and tasked with regulatory functions – including administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL Ch. 131.s 40), the Bolton Wetland Law 1.18 and the Bolton Water Resource Protection District (WRPD) 2.5.4 – and the maintenance of Town-owned conservation land. Conversely, we are an independent, all-volunteer, non-governmental organization. The Bolton Conservation Trust depends on membership support, both monetary and volunteering, to succeed in its mission.┬áPlease JOIN US!