Announcements

PLT Acquires Appell Property

posted Nov 3, 2019, 1:06 PM by Rick Gardner

The Princeton Land Trust recently acquired the Appell property, located off Calamint Hill Road North. This is a 34 acre upland lot adjacent to both Boylston Park and Calamint Hill Conservation Area. This property was given in memory of Laura (Reynolds) Appell. It is designated to be left in a natural state, allowing for trails but no other development.

The property caps Calamint Hill. It is primarily a deciduous forest with a small area of wetland in the lower south east corner. The property contains a boulder field on the south west side, and includes several large boulders closer to the road.

PLT plans to created a loop trail on this property, connecting to trails in both the CHCA and Boylston Park lots (both of which are owned by the town of Princeton).

August 2019 Annual Meeting

posted Nov 3, 2019, 1:04 PM by Rick Gardner

The PLT annual meeting was held on August 21 at the home of Deb and Charlie Cary. The Land Trust recognized the contributions of two founding trustees: Wells Dow, who moved from town in 2016, and Paul Schlaikjer who is retiring in 2019. Both spoke and the meeting and related stories from the past years.

Four new trustees were voted and welcomed to the board: Christian Henderson, Clair, Degutis, James Convery, and Justin Griffin.

The Land Trust is in good shape with a small bank account but several new land projects in process. 

Moonlight Hike 2019 - Monday February 18th

posted Jan 7, 2019, 12:13 PM by Rick Gardner   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 1:29 PM ]

Join PLT on Monday February 18th at 6PM for a moonlight hike out at Four Corners. We will walk about three miles down Old Colony Road and back over the Midstate trail and PLT properties. Light Supper to follow at Bisbee's home on Gates Road.


PLT 2018 Annual Meeting - November 20

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:15 PM by Rick Gardner

On November 20, 2018, PLT will hold it's annual meeting at 7:00PM in the Coppertop Lounge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. In addition to our annual review of the status of PLT, Colin Novak, the executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust will provide a keynote address. All are welcome to attend.

PLT Acquires additional land near Russell Corner

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:12 PM by Rick Gardner

PLT has acquired an open field of 2.78 acres near Russell Corner, on the southeast side of Route 62. This property was purchased by PLT using funds raised by neighbors and descendants of the Russell family to protect the land. To facilitate the purchase, PLT was offered a reduced sale price by the Littlefield family.

Moon Hike!! January 1 2018 at Bullock Lane

posted Dec 23, 2017, 10:56 AM by Rick Gardner

We hope you can join us!! Last years Hike was a great success, and we had 25-30 people and a nice party after at Joe and Ellen's!!


Vivian Bisbee Elected as new Trustee

posted Nov 15, 2017, 8:31 AM by Rick Gardner

Vivian Bisbee has been elected as a Trustee for the Land Trust. Vivian, a long time Princeton resident, will take over the treasurer responsibility from Ellen O'Brien who has served in that post for many years. 

PLT Annual Meeting: November 7th

posted Oct 25, 2017, 11:17 AM by Rick Gardner

Everyone is invited to our annual meeting on Tuesday night, November 7th at 7PM. The meeting will be held in the Coppertop Lounge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

Following light refreshments and a brief business meeting, Jonathan Thompson, Senior Ecologist at Harvard Forest will speak. His topic will be:

 

“Wildlands & Woodlands:

Conservation Vision for New England Forests”

Three PLT Trails Now Blazed for Hiking

posted Oct 25, 2017, 11:13 AM by Rick Gardner

The three central Princeton PLT trails have been marked with blue dots, so that they may be followed with more confidence. These trails are located as follows:

·         Peabody/Metcalf/Poor properties: Park off Sterling Road just east of Merriam Road near the Princeton Land Trust. Parking for four or five cars. One mile loop down to a large isolated beaver pond.
·       Gregory Property: Park along Prospect Street, near the sign for the Gregory Trail. The loop is short but includes a spur that goes down to the Gregory Spring. We plan to connect this to East Princeton Road soon.
·         Bullock/McElroy properties: Park off Bullock Road in the field on the left (there is a break in the wall. Walk down through the first field to the right, then to the kiosk. From there the trail loops, left and right of the Kiosk, down to Krashes Field. From Krashes Field, you can also find the trail by walking up to the upper (right) soccer field and finding the marked trail in the back corner of the field.

You can read up on the properties and trails on our brochure:

2017 Full Moon Hike

posted Jan 22, 2017, 9:06 AM by Rick Gardner

Please join us for a Full Moon Hike on Friday February 10th. We will meet at the Wachusett Meadow parking lot at 6:30 and walk down to the Fieldstone Farm hay fields via the new woods trail. The Penumbral eclipse will be in process during the walk. Please bring a headlamp and appropriate footwear!!


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