What We Do
In support of our commitment to Community, Conservation and Education, the Trust protects agricultural properties, forests and fields from uncontrolled development through a variety of conservation mechanisms. Most recently, the Trust transformed a formerly abandoned and contaminated site into the Bolton Town Common. Purchased using a loan from Mass Development, and cleaned up and developed using funds raised through extensive fundraising, the Bolton Town Common represents a true community effort. The Trust employs a variety of land conservation mechanisms including outright gifts and donations, conservation and agricultural restrictions, and trusts.
The Trust also sponsors the popular parent-run Four Winds Nature Program at the Florence Sawyer School. This valuable natural history enrichment program reaches more than 500 students in grades K-5 each year.
Established by the Trust in 1976, Bolton’s Tom Denney Nature Camp is a co-educational day camp. It offers five weeks of fun and environmental education in the beautiful and natural setting of Bolton’s Bowers Springs Conservation Area. Each summer, the camp serves as many as 250 campers from Bolton and neighboring towns.