Green Up Day is Saturday, May 1 and is being organized by the Duxbury Land Trust. We need your help to beautify our special town. Please help by collecting trash on your own road or helping out with more highly traveled or roads needing additional help.
Contact Audrey Quackenbush with questions and to report on your plans. Telephone (802) 244-7512.
Official Green Up bags are available in the black mailbox outside the Duxbury Town Clerk’s office. Please bring filled bags and tires found along the roadsides only to the town highway department, Route 100. North Duxbury volunteers can leave their bags at the pull-off in front of the railroad gate on the River Road. Please no personal trash, or tires.
Use common sense in venturing out, dress appropriately, and due to COVID concerns, wear a facial covering and stay at a distance when working with those not in your own household.
Get involved with Green Up this year and help make it a success!
In April, Honeywilya Fish became DLT’s first business sponsor. Honeywilya Fish is a unique Duxbury business that has a strong environmental stewardship ethic that complements DLT’s own mission. They are a husband-and-wife team: Lynn and Maria Steyaart. Lynn fishes for … Continue reading
It’s that time of year! The Duxbury Land Trust, in partnership with the North Branch Nature Center, will be rescuing amphibians on a popular (with salamanders and frogs) stretch of River Road in North Duxbury. Salamanders and frogs migrate by … Continue reading
Duxbury Land Trust members removing a delapidated bridge in the Town Forest on October 26, 2019.
On Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 11:00 a.m., join Sherry Winnie of the Duxbury Land Trust (DLT) and Rebecca Roy, Forests, Parks, and Recreation Conservation Education Coordinator to discover the natural beauty of the Duxbury Town Forest. Meet at Crossett Brook Middle School, Route 100, at 10:00 a.m.
The event is free and the whole family is invited as well as non-Duxbury residents and visitors.
Dress appropriately and take precautions for walking in wooded and brushy areas. Bring water and a snack, if desired.
The 169-acre Duxbury Town Forest was created in 2017 to provide forestry, natural resource conservation, and non-commercial recreation. The Duxbury Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the property.
For more information: Audrey Quackenbush, firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-7512.
The Duxbury Land Trust is collaborating with the North Branch Nature Center to rescue amphibians this month. Salamanders and frogs migrate by the thousands in spring, often crossing roads at great peril. Three rescue events will take place in April on the River Road in North Duxbury. Rescues take place in the rain and dark and squashed frogs may be unsettling for some. Exact dates will be determined by weather conditions.
Cara Capparelli, lead Citizen Science Collector, will provide a training session at the site on Saturday, April 6 from 1-2 p.m. The site is the “pond” area at the bend on the left side of River Road, approximately .7 mile from the bottom of the Camel’s Hump Road, going west, toward Richmond. If interested in volunteering, join us on Saturday and park along the road before the site. Dress appropriately for wet and muddy conditions. To prepare for the training, we suggest reviewing the Volunteer Manual and Protocols on https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/ “Citizen Science” and then “Amphibian Conservation”. For more information contact: Rachel Mirus: email@example.com.