Learn more about aggressive, non-native plants threatening our local habitats, and how you can control them in your own backyard! The Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Conservation Department have collaborated to release a free booklet about invasive plants and native alternatives that can be viewed here. You can also pick up a physical copy in the LLCT or Conservation Department office.
The Lincoln Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust host a "Conservation Coffee" the first Thursday of every month on Zoom. During these ~1 hour meetings, Conservation and LLCT staff share recent updates and information about upcoming events. We often have a guest speaker who presents on a local conservation topic. Past topics have included the jellyfish of Walden Pond, wildlife at Farrar Pond, Conservation Department Land Management tactics, the geology of Fairhaven Bay, and others. Please email email@example.com if you would like to get on the email list for notifications.
Upcoming Conservation Coffee:
The next Conservation Coffee will be held on October 5th, 2023 at 8:30am, and will feature a community conversation with deCordova Museum. As deCordova embarks on a two-to-three-year renovation project, deCordova staff is using this pause as an opportunity to re-imagine curatorial and interpretive programs to establish a unique identity at the intersection of art, nature, and the environment. Guided by open-ended inquiry, the community conversation is a time for storytelling, idea-sharing, and memory. The resulting conversation will inform deCordova Museum's design process and the curatorial program. See flyer and Zoom link here.
Past Conservation Coffee Recordings:
- July 2021 - "Mammals at Farrar Pond" with Ron McAdow
- October 2021 - "Jellyfish of Walden Pond"
- December 2021 - "The History of Mt. Misery" with Ron McAdow
- January 2022 - "American Chestnuts in Lincoln" with Mark Meehl
- February 2022 - "Farrington Nature Linc" with Wendy Matusovich
- April 2022 - "The Walden Woods Project" with Kathi Anderson
- May 2022 - "Spotted Lanternfly" with Jennifer Forman-Orth
- September 2022 - "Lincoln Water Department Overview" with Water Superintendent Darin LaFalam
- October 2022 - "Conservation Updates" with Conservation Department and Land Trust staff
- November 2022 - "Fall Bird Migration" with Conservation Director Michele Grzenda
- December 2022 - "Invasive Plant Management" with Randy Prostak
- January 2023 - "deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum History and Upcoming Exhibits" with Pilar Garro
- March 2023 - "Beaver Ecology and Management" with Mike Callahan
- April 2023 - "Pollinator Action Plan" with Lincoln Land Conservation Trust
- June 2023 - "Unusual Plants of Lincoln and Beyond" with Conservation Planner Stacy Carter
Tuesday Trail Walks
Conservation Department staff lead trail walks in the Spring and Fall to various conservation areas. The Fall Walk Series schedule has been posted - see here for information on how to sign up.
Our Land Steward/Ranger Will Leona will be leading a Saturday morning trail walk on the first Saturday of every month at various conservation parcels. Sign up here for the Fall 2023 walks!