Southboro Open Land Foundation

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Scout Troop 92 Participates in Service Project at Beal’s Preserve

Published on November 21, 2010 by Eileen Samberg

Working with the Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF), Boy Scouts from Southborough Troop 92 performed a service project at the Beals Preserve. Over the years, there has been an accumulating pile of illegally dumped yard waste (leaves, brush and grass clippings) at the Red Gate Lane entrance to the Beals Preserve. The Scouts worked hard to disperse the piles which improves the environmental quality of the area. In addition to cleaning up the yard waste, the Scouts removed several large rocks from the trail and lined the trail edge with logs to help define it. The hope is that the improved appearance along with public outreach will help prevent additional dumping.

Many residents and landscapers do not realize that it is illegal to bring their leaves and other yard waste to conservation land.
If you live near conservation land, never dump your yard waste (or Christmas trees) and make sure your landscaper does not either. Create a compost area in your own yard to create good mulch for your gardens or take it to the Southborough Transfer Station compost bin.