About the Stewards

The Bedford conservation land stewards are a group of volunteers who care for the conservation areas of Bedford, Massachusetts. Established in 1995, we work closely with the Bedford Conservation Commission and Trails Committee but are an independent organization.

Stewards get to know our conservation areas over time and serve as a voice advocating for them in our town.We present field reports twice a year at our Spring and Fall meetings. Input from land stewards gives the Conservation Commission the information they need to best serve the town and preserve our natural spaces.

We need you! Become a land steward. Contact us at bedfordlandstewards@gmail.com. Come to one of our meetings. Send us an enrollment form.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Help NE Wild Flower Society remove buckthorn in Concord, Oct 3 & 4

Plant conservation volunteers from the New England Wild Flower Society could really use your help removing invasive buckthorn from the Old Calf Pasture in Concord. This area is the site of the world’s largest population of Viola brittoniana – Britton’s coastal violet.

The plant conservation volunteers will be removing the buckthorn on October 3rd and 4th from 9am to 3pm. They have been working on this for a few years and are going to be taking out some of the larger trees around the edge of a field. Staff will be along to squirt some herbicide on the stumps, and there will be a lot of small trees to remove.

Any help you can give would be great. You can show up for just a few hours or any time  The New England Wild Flower Society will provide all the tools.

The Old Calf Pasture is just outside of Concord center on Lowell Road. Here’s a link to the location shown on a Google maps page.

Let John Burns know if you can make it or you can just show up. John is the Plant Conservation Volunteer Administrator for the New England Wild Flower Society. You can contact him at jburns@newenglandWILD.org or 508-877-7630 ext 3204.

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