Monday, December 12, 2011
The local group seeks to raise $170K in 2012 to help preserve three locations on Grove Street.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Matt Perkins
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Westwood Land Trust announced last week that, despite a successful year in 2011, it is still seeking assistance, specifically in helping to raise $170,000 in funds. The WLT stated in a release that the funds are to go toward the ongoing preservation of 303, 315 and 327 Grove St. in Westwood, as well as other properties in town to save. In 2011, the WLT was able to reach two long-term goals: To provide 30 new acres of public hiking trails at 1255 High St., which is now known as the Sen Ki lot, and to preserve part of the former Lee/Sarkis Estate at the aforementioned Grove Street locations. The WLT has provided a list of seven reasons why residents should consider donating to and/or supporting the group: To make a tax-deductible …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tis the season for catching some great views of the colors of autumn in town. But where do you get the best shots?
What better way to celebrate the autumn months in Westwood than to see some of the incredible foliage that comes about in the trees around town? Fall foliage is a quintessential characteristic of autumn in New England, and Westwood is loaded with great areas to catch the views. Whether you have a select spot in or around Westwood that you enjoy going to the most, or if you take the family on a road-side tour of the best area, here are some great spots around to catch the ever-changing color of the leaves. Hale Reservation: This one might seem pretty obvious, but regardless, Hale is the prime spot for nature lovers, hikers, or anyone who enjoys a great view of nature. And this time of year, the colors are sublime at Hale. Sen Ki: While …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hale Environment Resource Officer Jay Walsh provides a guided tour of the new trail lot on High Street.
Before Saturday's grand opening celebration of the new Sen Ki trail lot, get an inside look at the area's new trails and landscape. Jay Walsh of Hale Reservation gave Westwood Patch an inside look at the new lot, its trails and landscape this week. The trails along Sen Ki are marked by color-coded squares, which can be seen painted on trees. (In a portion of the video tour, Walsh explains how hikers can follow one trail, in blue, to the left or right, or stay along a white trail, which is in the center.) Sen Ki donated to Hale Reservation earlier this summer by Westwood residents Duncan and Ellen McFarland is now officialy open to the public. Saturday's event kicks off at 9 a.m., and will feature a welcome speech as well as an …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The event begins off at 9 a.m., and will feature a welcoming speech and information session.
Nature buffs and hikers in Westwood can rejoice this Saturday, when a grand opening celebration will be held on the grounds of the new Sen Ki trail lot on High Street. The Westwood Land Trust and Hale Reservation Boards of Directors are inviting the public to the first official opening of Sen Ki on Saturday, Oct. 22. The lot itself has been open to the public for several months, but Saturday's event will feature welcoming comments at 9 a.m. and an information session for the public at 9:30. Parking will be available at the lot itself, as well as at Sheehan Elementary School. The lot is open to the public during posted hours for passive recreation, such as hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Formerly known as 1255 High St., …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Hale's new trail lot is now available for public use.
To all you nature lovers in Westwood, it's now official: Hale Reservation's trail lot at 1255 High St. is now open for public use. The lot is now being referred to as "Sen Ki - Land of Stone" and features rock outcroppings, pine groves and a handful of large hardwood trees. The lot will be open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk. And now that this natural treasure trove is open in Westwood, we're wondering: Will you take advantage of the many trails that lead from Sen Ki to Hale Reservation? What do you think about having a new system of trails in Westwood?