Norton Land Preservation Society Events
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Annual Meeting (With the Historical Society)
Time to be announced.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Alternative Transportation Committee
The Alternative Transportation Committee of Norton is holding a public information session at the Norton Public Library on Tuesday February 11, at 7 PM. They plan to give an update on the current status of the proposed Rail Trail project as well as their plans for moving forward. Come and share your ideas and show your support for the trail! For more information, please see the attached document. As always, feel free to email them with any questions!
Norton Events on the Town of Norton Website
A Special Town Meeting is scheduled for February 24th. We will have an article on the warrant about purchasing the Erikson land and the LAND grant award of $146,272.00 toward the project.
Norton Open Space Committee 2014 Events
Norton Rail Trail Public Information Session (rescheduled )
Tuesday, February 11th 7:00 PM Norton Public Library, 68 E Main St, Norton
The Alternative Transportation Committee has rescheduled their informational meeting (cancelled due to the snowstorm in January). They plan to give an update on the current status of the proposed Rail Trail project as well as plans for moving forward. Come and share your ideas and show your support for the trail! Your participation is important!
Valentine’s Day Wildlife Tracking Bingo
Saturday, February 15, 2014 10am-noon Johnson Acres, North Washington St.
Please join us for a hike through Johnson Acres to look for track, scat and sign of local wildlife. As we walk through the woods we’ll check off our bingo cards. Dress for winter weather and bring water/ snacks. Snowshoes can be used if appropriate but not required. Heavy snowfall/ rain will cancel.
Keystone Cooperators application deadline March 3, 2014
The Keystone Project educates forest owners and community leaders who have a significant impact on their communities. Keystone Cooperators can own forestland, be involved in the care and stewardship of a property, or be an active community leader. This spring, the program will take place on: Thursday evening, April 3rd, through Sunday afternoon, April 6th, 2014 at the Harvard Forest in Petersham. The application deadline is: Monday, March 3rd, 2014. Information about Keystone and applications can be found atwww.masskeystone.net. Anyone interested in the 3-day training program should contact Jennifer Carlino at 508-285-0275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMass Keystone Project Accepting Applications
The Keystone Project is an intensive, 3-day, retreat style training at the Harvard Forest which focuses on forest ecology and stewardship, wild- life management, and land protection. The training consists of both in- door and field sessions, as well as informal time to learn from fellow participants. In addition, each participant is given substantial take- home resources.
The Keystone Project educates forest owners and community leaders who have a significant impact on their communities. Keystone Coop- erators can own forestland, be involved in the care and stewardship of a property, or be an active community leader.
In return for this valuable educational opportunity, participants agree to return to their communities as a local resource and commit at least 30- hours of time to a conservation project(s) of their choosing.
This spring, the program will take place on: Thursday evening, April 3rd, through Sunday afternoon, April 6th, 2014 at the Harvard Forest in Petersham. The application deadline is:Monday, March 3rd, 2014.
The Keystone Training will be held thanks to generous support from the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Service Forestry program, Harvard Forest, and UMass Extension.
For more information about Keystone or to download an application please visit, www.MassKeystone.net. Contact Paul Catanzaro (email@example.com) or 413.545.4839 if you have any questions about the program. Conservation Agent Jennifer Carlino has participated in this program and highly recommends it for anyone interested in stewardship. For more information, she can be contacted at 508-285-0275 or conserva- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee items
are under the “Boards & Committees” heading on the town website.
All Conservation Commission events are free and open to the public!
Hope to see you there.
70 East Main St
Norton MA 02766