Hilltown Land Trust (HLT) serves thirteen rural towns in western Massachusetts (Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington). Our mission is to maintain the area’s working farms and forest as a vital part of Hilltown life, and to protect the area’s rich ecological resources, species diversity, native habitats, water quality, and unique scenic landscapes.
Please join us on Saturday June 1st for a hike on the Warner Farm, Porter Hill Road in Cummington. This family friendly hike will leave from the trail head on Porter Hill Road (just past the Taproot Commons farm stand on the same side of the road) at 10:00 a.m. We will walk to the waterfall at the back of the Warner Farm property. Total hike distance is less than two miles and you will be back in time for the Hilltown Spring Festival at the fairgrounds across the street. This property was permanently protected by Hilltown Land Trust in 2010 and is now managed as Taproot Commons Farm.
Ticks, Lyme Disease and Your Family’s Health: Hilltown Land Trust and the Goshen Open Space Committee are co-sponsoring an informative presentation on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Goshen Town Hall, 42 Main Street in Goshen. Please park across the street in the large town lot.
Speakers Dr. Craig Hollingsworth (UMass Entomologist), Dr. Dwight Baghdoyan (Verterinarian, Williamsburg Animal Clinic) and Lincoln Fish (Bay State Forestry) will share information about tick biology and identification, diseases carried by ticks, personal protection methods, protecting pets and the relationship between ticks and invasive plants.