Category: Conservation

Massachusetts Alert! Level 3-Critical Drought

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Northeast and Central Regions of the Commonwealth, which includes the City of Woburn. With over five months of below normal rainfall, drought has set in all across the state, and intensified in some regions.  Streamflow is … Continued

Massachusetts Drought Alert!

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth, which includes Woburn. The current drought status is due to over three months of below normal rainfall.  The last declared drought was from January-August of 2021.  As drought conditions worsen and … Continued

Stop the Spread-Spotted Lanternfly

Notice: Spotted Lanternfly and Nursery Stock (from MDAR) Last year, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) detected populations of the  invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in multiple locations throughout the state. Since this is the time of year that nurseries are receiving shipments of stock for the spring planting season, MDAR … Continued

Stop the Spread-Spotted Lanternfly

Stop the Spread!!! The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced today that a small population of the invasive spotted lanternfly has been found in the City of Fitchburg, close to where a lanternfly nymph was reported earlier this summer. Agricultural inspectors are in the middle of performing extensive surveys in the area, but currently … Continued

Stop the Spread-Spotted Lanternfly

Stop the Spread!!! The Woburn Conservation Commission, Department of Public Works and Engineering Division would like you to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly, recently observed in Woburn.  The City has been contacted by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources with this important information below. From Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: The Massachusetts … Continued

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