Spring Already? Trails are Open!

Spring is here, with crocuses, periwinkles and daffodils emerging. Take a walk in the woods near any wetland can you can easily spot a skunk cabbage spathe popping up. Maybe you’ll see a marsh marigold in a shallow stream, even under water if it rained recently. Of course, wildlife is waking up, too. The trails are not crowded and social distancing is easy. Views are great because the leaves aren’t out yet. And while it’s still cool, you won’t find many mosquitoes or ticks.

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

New Bridges at Brook Hollow

May 10, 2021

HALT board members and steward Paul Kelley built four new bridges and boardwalks at Brook Hollow, spanning several areas that are often wet and muddy. Also some of the rocky,

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HALT Helps Invasive Removal at Whitehall Conservation Area

May 4, 2021

Members of HALT worked with Hopkinton’s Open Space Preservation Commission to remove invasives and restore a former meadow at the Whitehall Conservation Area. A number of fine apple and cherry

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New Bridges on Greenwood Trail

April 19, 2021

A record 12 volunteers built four boardwalk sections and set stepping stones to span a 60-foot wet area of the Greenwood Trail at the Sands Conservation area. These are in

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HALT Proposes Zoning Bylaw Changes

April 12, 2021

The town’s Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development (OSLPD) bylaw allows more compact clustering of homes in a development in return for preserving at least half the land to open

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April 2021

April 8, 2021

• President Letter   • Trails Club   • Outdoor Almanac for April   • How to Celebrate Earth Day   • Walk Rockwood Meadows to Peppercorn Hill   • Report Trail Conditions  

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Peppercorn Hill Expansion

March 9, 2021

Help Save the Trails at Upton’s Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area! The Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area is an integral part of the trail network that extends from HALT’s Deneen Conservation Area

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