Roadside litter cleanup next weekend

Earth Day is April 22 and next weekend, April 24-25, is a great opportunity to observe it. We can contribute to our lake community, enhance the environment, set a good example for our kids & grandkids, and carry out another part of our Healthy Lake Boon Initiative. Please help pick up trash along our roads to keep the neighborhood looking nice and prevent anything from blowing into the lake or clogging storm drains.

In Hudson, the Clean-Up Weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be in front of Hudson High School to hand out trash bags and to dispose of the trash you have collected, or you can dispose of it with your household trash. Volunteers will also be collecting donations for the Hudson Food Pantry, which has a need for easily-prepared meals, cereal, canned fruit, pasta, rice packets, chilli, stew, and hamburger helper.

Those in Stow can also be part of the town-wide cleanup and register at:
Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054CAAAF23ABFA7-stow. You can also sign up in person on Saturday if you prefer not to sign-up on-line.

The Stow Cleanup Group will have yellow garbage bags available for pick up at no cost at the Lower Common on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to noon. Bags can be tossed in your own trash can or left by the side of the road. The Stow Town Highway Department will pick up bags the following Monday.

Participants must adhere to all CDC guidelines in regards to COVID-19 precautions including wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet of distance. In addition, participants should wear gloves, long pants and long sleeves to help avoid poison ivy and bright clothes or a reflective vest for safety.

Sustainable Stow presents “Climate Change in MetroWest and Beyond”

We know changes are ahead, but what can we expect right here in our communities? And what can we do to avoid the worst impacts of climate change in the next ten years?

To learn more, join Sustainable Stow on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm for the first in a series of talks from Randall Library. Our speaker is Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature who will speak on “Climate Change in MetroWest and Beyond,” focusing on ways climate change is affecting wildlife and us all.

To request a Zoom link for this session on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m., send an email to: randalllibrary@gmail.com. The library will email all attendees the link prior to the talk. The session will also be recorded and shared on Stow TV.

Future sessions will cover other aspects of climate change and implications for local residents.

Lake Boon Commission meets April 7

The Lake Boon Commission will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Public participation online or by phone is encouraged. See below for log-in details.

The agenda topics will be:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  3. Bills for Payment & FY21 Budget Status – Review/Approve
  4. FY22 Budget Approval & Spring Town Meetings/Warrants – Status/Update
  5. Spring Refill -Update
  6. Boat & Buoys – Discuss/Action Plan
  7. Healthy Lake Boon Initiative (HLBI) – Status Update to LBC (note: this item will be moved up in the agenda, so if you are interested in hearing about it, plan to join the meeting at or close to the start.)
  8. Solitude Activity Status – Pre-season Survey, 1st treatment & related postings, any changes from HLBI analysis, etc.
  9. Stow Recreation Commission Request for Boat Rentals – Review/Approve
  10. Prep for Annual Summary Report of Drawdown
  11. Old Business: LBC 2020 Archives
  12. New Business
  13. Date of Next Meeting
  14. Adjourn

This meeting will be held online via the Zoom Web Conferencing service. To join the meeting, go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9334309600?pwd=eUdzL3Y2cGlyZGkyZ0huVzJmYklaZz09 The meeting ID is 933 430 9600, and the password is LBC
From your phone (audio only) you can also call 1-929-205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID (933 430 9600) followed by the # sign and password (486543)