Southboro Open Land Foundation

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Help SOLF in its mission – Volunteer, Steward

Published on June 20, 2023 by Eileen Samberg

Volunteers and stewards help us fulfill our mission to preserve, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural resources in the Town of Southborough.

As a volunteer, you can help with sprucing up entrances, clearing invasives, and doing trail work. In the summer in particular, we try to arrange Saturday morning work crews. We also do trail work in the spring and the fall as needed. If you have a couple of hours free to be in the woods, please consider becoming a SOLF volunteer. Watch our Facebook page for announcements of work days. For questions or to become a volunteer, contact us at

SOLF proudly owns and cares for 15 properties comprising 190 acres. As you might imagine, making regular visits to all of these woods and fields is not easy – and that’s where you come in! As a steward for one of our properties, you can be our eyes and ears, walking trails if they exist, and making note of any problems in general. For example, a neighbor to Kallander Woods noticed a broken SOLF sign on Valley Road, sent us an email, and met with us as we put up a new sign. Though we would like a commitment of at least 2 to 3 visits annually, communication is key as we also want to foster a better routine to care for and enjoy our neighborhood spaces. Please consider becoming a steward. You can learn about our properties at Please let us know at, indicating if you have a particular property in mind.