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The Lexington Conservation Stewards

The Lexington Conservation Stewards is a group of over 150 volunteers who work closely with the Conservation Division to care for the town's conservation land. Through efforts such as building bridges and trails, controlling invasive species, cleaning up waterways, and hosting conservation events, the Stewards continually improve the quality of Lexington's conservation land.  A smaller group, the Steward Directors, meets monthly to coordinate stewardship activities.  

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Joining the Stewards is easy—simply download this form, fill it out, and send it into the address on the bottom. You'll receive our newsletter, notices of stewardship workdays, conservation-related happenings in town, and an invitation to our semi-annual meetings and special events. If you'd like to undertake stewardship activities on your own or organize an event, check out our Stewardship Handbook to learn more about our stewardship guidelines.

Upcoming stewardship events>>

Check out our latest E-update>>

Partner newsletter - Citizens for Lexington Conservation>>

Check out our Stewardship Handbook>>

Have an idea for a Scout project or other stewardship project? Read more>>

What's Up at Cotton Farm - April 2013>>

Trail Guide to Lexington & Lexington Alive Field Guide

Our newest publication, Trail Guide to Lexington's Conservation Land, is selling fast!

Get yours today for a $10 donation at the main desk at Cary Memorial Library as well as in the Community Development Office in the Lexington Town Offices Building.

Highlights of the guide include: 
  • 60 pages, 8.5" x 5.5" spiral-bound guide  
  • covers 25 of Lexington's conservation areas 
  • color trail maps of nearly 30 miles of trail
  • descriptions and historical information  
  • fits easily in your backpack or even a coat pocket when you head out to explore the town
  • the cover is water-resistant for use in all seasons

Proceeds benefit the Lexington Nature Trust Fund, which helps to care for our 1300 acres of public conservation land.



Lexington Alive is Lexington's field guide, created specifically to help residents explore the nature around us right here in our community. This sleek, beautiful field guide is durable, water resistant, and easy to use in the field. Proceeds benefit the Lexington Nature Trust, which helps to care for Lexington's 1,400 acres of conservation land.

Please note that we only have a few of these field guides remaining and reprint is not planned at this time.

Lexington Alive is available for purchase for $6.00 in the Lexington Community Development Office (Town Offices Building - 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, ground floor) weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Lexington Alive is made possible by the Lexington Education Foundation. Special thanks to Karen McCarthy, Science Curriculum Coordinator, K-5 for the Lexington Public Schools, as well as Alex Dohan, Ned Eisner, Kate Fricker, Fran Ludwig, Keith Ohmart, Jane Warren, Tom Whelan, and Emily Schadler.

Stewardship Documents

Plant Materials Guide for Lexington (2/22/11)

Cotton Farm Arbor Removal

Salamander & Frog Migration Notice

Stewardship Goals (Feburary 2012)

2012 Christmas Bird Count results in Lexington

Birds of Dunback Meadow, 2006-2008

Newsletter archives

- Fall 2011 Newsletter
- Spring 2011 Newsletter
- Fall 2010 Newsletter
- Winter 2009-2010 Newsletter
- Spring 2009 Newsletter
- Fall 2008 Newsletter
- Spring 2008 Newsletter
- Fall 2007 Newsletter
- Spring 2007 Newsletter


The Stewards are on YouTube! Thanks to Peggy Enders and LexMedia for putting together this fantastic video of stewards working on the 975 foot boardwalk at Hayden Woods.  

View the video>>

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Volunteers work with the Lexington Conservation Stewards on projects like trail repair and invasive species removal to care for our town's conservation land

Questions? Contact the Conservation Stewardship Coordinator by email: Conservation Stewardship Program Coordinator or by phone: 781-698-4505.


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