Thursday, June 10, 2010
Head Steward's Statement
The essence of being a land steward is a personal feeling of identity with an area, its different characteristics, its condition, and its future. As a land steward you become a member of a group that shares your commitment to open space. Take a look at a map of Bedford’s conservation areas and restrictions and see what might interest you. Maybe there’s an area you already would like to oversee. You will be the eyes for that area. You will be able to contact the Head Steward and the Conservation Commission Administrator with on site observations and concerns as well as your thoughts regarding maintenance, improvements, and any special activities you might want to undertake. Officially, you will be responsible for filling out a simple field report form that asks you to describe management issues and items of interest. Stewards send reports twice a year at the time of the spring and fall meetings. You can be assured of the rewards of knowing that you are instrumental in preserving the welfare of a piece of Bedford’s open space.