Entries by Andy Horvitz

Our First Public Meeting. January 16, 2019

The Trust’s First Public Meeting On Wednesday, January 16th, in the Avidia Bank Community Room, the Hudson Land Trust held its first public meeting. More than thirty residents attended the presentation by the Trust’s board of directors, who were joined by Pam Helinek, Hudson’s Conservation Agent, and Linda Ghiloni of the Community Preservation Committee. The […]

A Message from Our President, Greg Opp

A Brief History of Hudson Before the Pilgrims arrived in North America and established Plimoth Plantation, tribes with names like Narragansett, Ockoocangansett, Wampanoag, and Nipmuck, were living off the land, the rivers, and the lakes in Massachusetts. Eventually, settlers made their way to Hudson as described in reference [1]: Hudson’s recorded history began in the […]

Hudson Forms a Land Trust

Five Residents Form a Board of Directors As the Town has acquired land resources under the CPA, the State requires that the conservation restrictions (CRs) on the properties be held in a trust. Regional trusts, like the Sudbury Valley Trustees, offer this service for a fee, generally between $12,000 and $25,000. The founders of the […]

Hudson Needs a Land Trust

Having purchased land for Open Space preservation using CPA funds, the Town of Hudson needs a land trust to hold their conservation restrictions. https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20180304/hudson-waits-for-state-approval-for-land-trust