West Boylston Land Trustupdated: January 2014

What is the West Boylston Land Trust?

The West Boylston Land Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization established in March 2000. It is dedicated to the preservation of the natural beauty and rural character of the Town of West Boylston. The Trust is guided by a rotating board of 11 trustees, all residents or landowners in the town.

Today, in Massachusetts, land is being bought and developed at an unprecendented pace. Hundreds of acres of rural landscape are lost to development every week. West Boylston, like so many other Massachusetts towns, has experienced growth in recent years and with completion of the sewer project many more acres may become available for building and development.

Although the Metropolitan District Commission [MDC] owns a large amount of open space surrounding the Wachusett Reservoir, its land is very restricted and is mostly unavailable for general recreational use.

Our natural settings -- forests, fields, uplands, and wetlands -- play an important role in what we define as community character. If we are to retain the unique and special character of West Boylston, we must take action before it is lost.

What are the Land Trust`s Objectives?

The West Boylston Land Trust seeks to conserve, protect, and preserve for the benefit of ourselves and future generations:

Woodlands, ponds, streams, wetlands and wildlife habitat

Agricultural lands and historic sites

Natural areas for public enjoyment

How Does the Land Trust Work?

It acquires or holds open space through gift, purchase or conservation restrictions.

It helps landowners protect their property from development while enjoying tax benefits

It encourages the wise use of West Boylston`s natural resources.

It promotes the application of sound conservation and land-use planning practices.

It furthers the land planning policies of the town`s Open Space and Recreation Plan.

Contact West Boylston Land Trust

PO Box 25
West Boylston, Massachusetts  01583-0025
Phone: (508) 755-1806
Fax: (508) 835-2457


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