May 13, 2023
The view from the chronolog is to the north and takes in both the upper and lower meadows of Southborough Open Land Foundation's Beals Preserve, then the Wachusett Open Channel, which used to be an active conduit for Greater Boston’s public water supply, and then a meadow between the far bank of the channel and route 30. The land on the north side of route 30 is owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations as part of its Chestnut Hill Farm property. The entirety of the Beals Preserve served as pasture for a herd of Ayrshire dairy cows for many decades until the early 1960s, when the farmers retired. Now, periodic mowing keeps the meadows from being overrun with invasive woody species.
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The Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) was founded in 1988 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources in the Town of Southborough in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our goal is to maintain and improve the quality of life for the benefit of present and future generations of Southborough’s residents and visitors.
Since its founding, the Southborough Open Land Foundation has preserved 15 properties totaling 191.6 acres as open space in Southborough. As a private, non-profit land trust, SOLF relies on donations and volunteers to support our activities in land protection, stewardship, and nature education work in Southborough.
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