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Save Nashoba Valley Wildlife / Rescue Raptors

Save Nashoba Wildlife is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to inform the public about Second Generation Anti-Coagulant Rodenticides (SGARs) that can kill wildlife, pets, and contaminate our water supplies. Did you know? Since 2020, every red-tailed hawk or great horned owl autopsied by Tufts Veterinary Clinic proved to have poison in its system. Raptors (hawks, eagles, owls), bobcats, foxes, fishers, and coyotes, as well as domestic cats and dogs have all eaten poisoned rodents (dead or alive). There are almost 10,000 children poisoned annually by rodenticides. 

Don’t use Second-Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGARs) in your home, business or farm!  Learn non-toxic ways to control rodents. To learn more: https://www.massaudubon.org/take-action/advocate/rescue-raptors

August 4

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SuAsCo Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council

The Stewardship Council (RSC) was established to coordinate the conservation of the 29-mile Wild and Scenic River segment of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. The Council functions as an official advisory committee to the National Park Service on federal permits affecting the rivers’ outstanding resources. The Council also raises awareness of the rivers through events and publications, including RiverFest, an annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers, and facilitates efforts to preserve and improve river resources.

Sudbury-Assabet-Concord.org

June 23

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Acton Boxborough Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

ABGirlScouts.org

June 16, September 1

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Acton Volunteer Clean Energy Coaches

Acton’s FREE Clean Energy Coaching program offers ongoing consultations with trained volunteers for Acton residents and building owners. Request a coach to learn about and plan for weatherization and insulation, heat pumps for heat + AC, solar, electricity sourcing, electric vehicles, and other clean energy upgrades! Visit ActonEnergyCoach.com to learn more.

ActonEnergyCoach.com

September 22

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Mothers Out Front Acton

We lift voices of those who care for and nurture children so that we are heeded by those in power. We focus resources on communities suffering injustice from racism, fossil fuels and climate change.

MothersOutFront.org

June 16

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Acton Memorial Library

We serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of Acton residents of all ages and backgrounds. Recognizing the diversity of the community and the high level of demand, the Library develops collections in a variety of formats to meet known and anticipated community needs; we strive to make residents aware of our services and collections, and to make those resources as accessible as possible.

ActonMemorialLibrary.org

July 7, August 25, September 29th

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Acton Water District

The Acton Water District is a community public water system that delivers high quality drinking water to the majority (about 95%) of the residents of the town of Acton, Massachusetts.  All the water provided by the District comes from 24 wells located within town. The District’s system consists of approximately 135 miles of water main, four storage tanks, and four treatment facilities that assist in the production of high-quality finished water. The Acton Water District is a municipal entity separate from the Town of Acton chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Acts of 1912.

ActonWater.com

June 30

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Elders Climate Action Massachusetts

Elders Climate Action Massachusetts mobilizes elders and society to address the climate crisis while there is still time to protect the well-being of our grandchildren and future generations.

ECAmass.org

June 23

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Acton Conservation Trust

The Acton Conservation Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to the preservation of open space in Acton. As a land trust, we can hold permanent conservation easements, accept gifts of land, accept tax-deductible gifts to be used for open space preservation, and purchase land for conservation purposes. We also provide education to landowners about various options for preservation. Founded in 1962, ACT has 8 trustees and over 300 member families.

ActonConservationTrust.org

July 28

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League of Women Voters

The LWV-Acton Area is a non-partisan, grassroots organization in Massachusetts that supports and opposes issues, but not candidates or political parties. Our charter is to protect voters, educate and engage voters, reform money in politics and defend the environment. The League is open to women and men over the age of 16 who want to make democracy work. The League works at national, state and local levels to influence policy through civic education and advocacy. 

LWV-ActonArea.org

September 8

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EnergizeActon.org

EnergizeActon.org is dedicated to helping the community implement a clean energy future and ensure a healthy, resilient environment through education, support, and website resources that offer Acton residents concrete ideas to reduce carbon emissions. Co-sponsored by the Town of Acton Sustainability Office and the Acton Climate Coalition, the interactive website allows you to mark climate efforts already taken, learn about other actions, and connect with support people such as Acton’s free Clean Energy Coaches.

EnergizeActon.org

August 25

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Acton Dog Park Committee / Friends of Acton Community Dog Park

The Acton Dog Park Committee is leading the effort to build an enclosed, accessible dog park at 348 Main Street, Acton. We envision positioning two enclosed dog parks — one for small dogs and one for all dogs. The remaining land will utilized for a small parking area and otherwise remain as open space, with potential for walking trails, pollinator gardens and picnic tables. The Friends of Acton Community Dog park is raising funds to help cover the design costs and to provide additional amenities not covered by the construction grant.

ActonDogPark.weebly.com

July 14

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Boston Area Gleaners

Boston Area Gleaners is a regional food systems organization working at the intersection of farming, food waste, and hunger relief. We organize volunteer projects to harvest, sort, and pack surplus food from farms across Eastern Massachusetts for distribution to local food banks, pantries, and meal services. Our goal is to bridge food distribution gaps, improve healthy food access, prevent on-farm food waste, and create new markets for locally grown produce. Volunteer with us and help get healthy produce from farms to families! 

BostonAreaGleaners.org

July 21

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Green Acton

Green Acton works to protect Acton’s natural resources and environment, and to help resolve the broad environmental crises we all face. Visit the Community Table to learn more about our work on energy/climate, water, land use, and materials (including toxics and plastics). Also, get great information on organic, sustainable lawn and garden care, and the risks of synthetic, phosphorous fertilizers (which are now legally regulated by MA). Bring your questions and ideas!

GreenActon.org

September 15