The Greater Worcester Land Trust relies on the dedication and support of its members and volunteers
to manage and protect its more than 2,900 acres of land in and around Worcester. Welcome aboard, and
thank you for your support in our mission to preserve greenspace in the Greater Worcester area for everyone!
To keep track of trail work updates, please join our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/GWLandTrust/
Trails & Signage
Throughout the year, we schedule trail clearing, blazing, and maintenance activities to
keep our conservation areas available and
easily accessible to the public. We supply the
tools but need volunteers who can spend a
couple of hours helping us trim vegetation,
clear fallen trees and limbs, paint trail blazes,
and whatever is required to keep the trails
passable. We also have ongoing property
signage projects that include layout, timber
hewing, routing, and installation.
If you frequently use trails on the Trust’s lands, consider
becoming a Trail Steward. Trail Stewards adopt a trail or segment of a trail for light maintenance (brush and tree trimming, keeping the trail free of litter). They also notify GWLT
of downed trees or limbs or other factors that impact access or
enjoyment of the trail.
Committed land advocates can serve as Conservation Rangers. Rangers monitor, protect and manage our open spaces by
conducting monthly evaluations of current conditions such
as wildlife and habitats, uses and abuses, and document their
observations. GWLT provides training, materials, and ongoing
Intern opportunities may be available to interested students
who want to learn more about land conservation and environmental advocacy on a local and city level. Responsibilities can
often be tailored to the intern’s interests and might include
research and mapping projects, field data collection, event
planning and outreach, or more.
GWLT periodically establishes a zero-impact seasonal encampment on one of our conservation lands to maintain ongoing direct contact with the property. This opportunity may be available to select individuals able to make a longer term volunteer
commitment to further the protection, study, and stewardship
of Worcester area open spaces.
Each April, we participate in Earth Day cleanups on our conservation lands. Celebrate Earth Day by joining us at one of these
locations. Locations will be announced on this email list, so
National Trails Day
This annual event occurs on the first Saturday in June and
encourages people to discover, learn about, and enjoy America’s
Trails. Trails provide access to our natural world, and to outdoor recreation and education. We celebrate with local events
and need volunteers to lead hikes, welcome participants to our
activities, serve food and prepare the trails. Contact GWLT to
learn how you can be a part of this yearly salute to our local