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Cooling Stations to Open This Tuesday, June 18th :

Hot and humid weather will move into our area Tuesday, June 18th and is expected to go through the weekend.          
For Locations and times click here.

DRAFT MS4 Stormwater Report :

The DRAFT  MS4 General Permit 2023 Annual Report is available here.

Peak Foliage Hike - Conservation Commission

October 22, 2023
1:00 pm

Peak Foliage Hike on Sunday, October 22, 2023, to Box Mountain Forest 

The Bolton Conservation Commission will host a 3-mile, peak foliage hike on Sunday, October 22, 2023, to the Box Mountain Forest, beginning at 1:00 PM. Participants should plan to meet at the Freja Park kiosk behind the Bolton Commuter Lot across from and down the road from Georgina’s Italian Restaurant, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton CT 06043.

The 117-acre Box Mountain Forest was inducted into the Old Growth Forest Network (OGFN) in April thanks to landowners, Mark, and Jamie Summers. This newly designated parcel will allow us to witness changes in a natural forest proforestation - in perpetuity. Proforestation is a management strategy that allows some forests to evolve as self-sustaining and climate regulating ecosystems. Keeping some forests intact as nature preserves is invaluable. This has become a crucial step as a climate change countermeasure. The OGFN Box Mt Forest is a rare gift to the future.

Commission members will be on hand to help identify the diversity of trees along the way to an amazing stand of Chestnut Oak. From the vista on Box Mountain near Sal’s Cave one can enjoy the colorful view into the rare Bolton Notch/Valley Falls watershed and Bolton Notch State Park.

 For more information call 860-649-8066 extension 6110.