Weston Boy Scouts Improve Trails
Weston has a newly improved trail in Town. Gillon Lim, a soon-to-be minted Eagle Scout, organized a group of fellow scouts, scout leaders, and town volunteers to improve the trail from Town Hall to the Mass Central Rail Trail.
The project included a new bog walk through a low-lying section of the trail, a hand-made bench for enjoying the view over a pond next to the rail trail, new signage, and general trail cleanup. To check out the trail, park near Lamson Playground on Town House Road. Look for the green Weston Forest and Trail sign to the north west of the playground and follow the trail through the woods to the rail trail. Once on the rail trail, you can go either west to Concord Road and Jericho Forest, or east to Church Street and the Sears Land. You can return to Town House Road by the same route, or take the sidewalks from Concord, Conant or Church Streets. Thank you Gillon!
Additionally, Weston Forest and Trail Association would like to extend its appreciation to the Boy Scouts of Troop 157 for the design and construction of a bridge over a wet spot that caused consternation for many a hiker and bicyclist from the College Pond area up to Concord Road, and connecting to Ogilvie Town Forest. Special thanks to Daniel Brown, soon-to-be Eagle Scout, his parents, his volunteers, and to Rees Tulloss, Conservation Commissioner, and Joel Angiolillo, Weston Forest and Trail Association President, for their mentorship and help on installation day.
A huge thank you to our Bark Ranger volunteers. These eight dedicated and passionate residents have been walking Weston’s trails (most often at Cat Rock and the Weston Ash Street Reservoir), engaging with dog walkers, and helping Conservation Staff and the Animal Control Officer keep our trails enjoyable for everyone by spreading awareness of the Town’s rules and dog regulations.
The Bark Rangers also complete an online form after each visit so that we can collect data on dog behavior and address any concerns. We are always grateful for these volunteers, but this year they deserve an extra thank you!
If you would like to join this effort, visit WestonMA.gov/BarkRanger to learn more.
Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring
Another thank you to our bluebird box monitors. These six devoted volunteers check our many bluebird boxes at seven locations throughout Weston. They visit weekly, clean out the boxes when needed, and are lucky enough to be the very first to observe baby bluebirds! This year we had several bluebirds at the Community Gardens, Green Power Farm, and the Merriam Street composting facility.
Time to Renew Dog Licenses
State law requires all dogs over 6 months to be licensed and tagged annually. Dog Licenses may be purchased through the mail or the drop box outside of Town Hall, since Town Hall is closed. Proof of rabies immunization must accompany the application and payment.
Renewals may be done online so long as the up-to-date rabies certificate is on file with the Town Clerk. Visit WestonMA.gov/DogLicense for the application and online renewal system.