Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District

February 3, 2012
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Welcome to the Middlesex Conservation District Website!

2019 SPRING PLANT SALE – NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS!

Our 2019 Spring Plant Sale will take place on Friday April 26 (3-6pm) and Saturday April 27 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. Please click on ‘Spring Plant Sale’ at the top of the page to order, and for all sale information. Many thanks to Kimball Farm for hosting our sale!

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Workshop Announcement

 

Growing Locally: Open Space, Farms & Housing – Is There Room for All?
February 13, 2019 • 3:00-5:00 pm • Acton Town Hall, Room 204

This workshop will address the increasing demands on the limited amount of land available to support a range of community interests, from diverse affordable housing to preservation of open space that cannot be replaced. The many values of conserved lands will be addressed, including land for local food production as well as water protection, wildlife, recreation, and community character.  A panel of municipal experts will explore the implications and opportunities from different perspectives including property values and tax base, community planning, conservation, and options for achieving multiple goals. 

For the flyer and registration information, go to Resources Available and Workshops

 

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Got chickens? Beware of bears

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is alerting poultry owners and related groups about the need to protect their birds and coops from hungry bears. Black bears killing chickens and damaging chicken coops is becoming one of the most frequently reported human-bear conflicts in the state. Common in central and western Massachusetts, black bears are expanding their range east to Route 495. Poultry loss, coop damage, and other bear conflicts have been reported in all of these regions and calls have increased lately as bears fatten up before winter hibernation. Many poultry owners have no idea their birds and coops could be at risk.

Please visit this link  for information on protecting poultry from black bears. And for more information on black bears in Massachusetts click here.

 

 

 

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The Middlesex Conservation District is a not for profit environmental agency dedicated to protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County. We hold plant sales twice a year, in April and September, to fund our conservation programs.  You are welcome to simply come and shop, but we encourage advance ordering as we frequently sell out of our more popular items. Orders are accepted in February and March for our spring sale; and in July and August for our fall sale. If you would like to join our mailing list and receive our twice a year catalogs, please send an email here.

To contact the District:

Middlesex Conservation District
319 Littleton Rd, Suite 205
Westford, MA 01886
Phone (978 692 9395)