MxLT has long enjoyed the dedication of a robust, diverse, and generous group of volunteers who care for our many preserves in northern Middlesex County. Our stewards have logged over 530 hours so far this year clearing trails and debris, rooting out invasive plants, clearing timber blowdowns, maintaining parking and access areas, marking boundaries, and installing signage, kiosks, and trail maps. This is more than double the hours volunteered just four or five years ago – a truly Herculean effort that breaks all previous records!

Our team keeps its impressive schedule of tending to stewardship projects mostly on weekends. Clearly the camaraderie is appealing, as is being in the great outdoors and getting some decent exercise! And there is no shortage of projects, as the Land Trust has been adding properties at an impressive rate, especially in the last several years.

Under Matt Marrotte’s and Andrew Meigs’ leadership, the Stewardship Committee reports regularly to our Board at its monthly meetings, and the Board readily supports the Committee with the funds they require for tools, signage, and supplies.

Help Us Care for Our Beautiful Preserves

We are always looking for new stewardship volunteers. No experience is necessary, and training will be provided. If you’re interested in helping to care for Middlesex County’s natural treasures, please contact the Land Trust at