Educational Opportunities

Education

The LLWIA applied for a tax exemption on the Preserve with the Wayland Town Assessor on September 8, 2017.  We hope to qualify the land under the “educational” category.  A decision is due by March 1, 2018.

The various property committees have been doing a lot of work on how the property could serve educational purposes.

Alice Publow’s committee submitted the following draft at the last property meeting:

LLWP Educational Opportunities

Joint programs:

  1. Community
  2. Local schools
  3. Scout troops
  4. Garden clubs
  5. Photography and Art groups

Topics for walking tours and lectures

Misuse of LL Wetland

  1. Examples of dumping with photos (tires, rubber gloves, concrete blocks, etc.)
  2. Fill causing flooding
  3. Interruption of stream bed by berms & road
  4. Interfering with the natural flood plain

Importance of Wetlands:

  1. Filtering of nutrients and pollutants from Loon Lake
  2. Habitat for wildlife
  3. Natural beauty

Invasive Plants: Possibly Hilary

  1. How are they harmful
  2. Identify those in LLWP

Messy Yards:

  1. Habitat for wildlife

Pollinators:

  1. Importance
  2. Farming
  3. In nature
  4. Identifying

Monarch Butterflies:

  1. About the butterflies- migration, pollinator.
    1. 90% loss in population
    2. Migration
    3. Pollinators
  2. Habitat
    1. Milkweed
    2. Rocks and water