• Kayaking

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

  • 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

  • Annual Meeting Walk

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

  • Fun with Four Winds – Birds’ Beaks

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

  • July 4th Parade

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

  • Annual Meeting Talk – Raptors

    Bird’s eye view…

  • New Bolton Center Trail

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

  • 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.

  • Annual Meeting Talk – Raptors

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

  • Fun with Four Winds – Frog Stomp

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

  • Horton Trail

    Horton Trail

  • Fun with Four Winds – Air Matters

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

  • Town Common Flag Ceremony

    Bolton Scout Troops participated in the first Town Common flag ceremony on the Fourth of July 2016

  • Sullivan Conservation Property

    Sullivan Conservation Property

  • Schultz Conservation Property

  • Phillip Phillips Conservation Area

  • Held Conservation Restriction

  • Annual Yard and Plant Sale at the Old Smith Garage

  • James Conservation Restriction

The Bolton Conservation Trust

Committed to sustaining the character of Bolton for existing and future generations by engaging the community through events, environmental education programs and land stewardship.

Bolton 5K – Registration is now open!

 Registration is now open for the Bolton 5k which will take place on Saturday morning October 6th at Schartner Farm! The first 250 people to register for the 5k will get a free dri-fit race shirt! WALK or RUN, bring your friends!

www.bolton5k.com/

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Bolton and adjacent towns are home to at least 100 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts.
Join wild edibles enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, on a two-hour ramble through Bowers Springs, to learn about the comestible virtues of at least eighteen species of edible wild plants.
Pending favorable weather conditions, several species of edible mushrooms may be encountered as well.
Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.

When: September 25, 2018, 10 am

Where: Bowers Springs Conservation Area, parking off Flanagan Road

For questions and additional information, please contact the Conservation Agent at 978-779-3304 or moc.n1537740384otlob1537740384fonwo1537740384t@moc1537740384noc1537740384

 

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) and the Bolton Wetland Law 1.18 – 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. Please JOIN US!