Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another Great Day That Will Get Warm: Seek Refuge From The Heat In The Forest!

It is another beautiful start of a day, and it is going to be pretty dang warm, but, with a wind.
The trails have dried out nicely, and there is a dew under the canopy that makes early day hikes particularly pleasant.
When you get into the shade of a cluster of trees the temperature feels like it drops 5 to 10 degrees, and you might want to remember that if things get a little too toasty for you in the neighborhood.

 (Jackie photo of the meadow flowers at Sibley
just off of the Sibley Farm parking area on Greenville Street, Spencer.)


Ted is on the cusp of breaking through to New York as he finishes up New Jersey!
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Last night the West Boylston Planning Board approved a plan that allows the Trust to broker a double conservation deal! The privately held 26ish acre lot has 11 acres that will go to the Department of Conservation and Recreation Reservoir Division for drinking water protection (PINK), 12 acres that will go to the West Boylston Conservation Commission (BLUE), while allowing for another building lot (GREEN) as well as the original house (YELLOW).

To have the 12 acres go to West Boylston is a big deal as it is the source water for the Angell Brook. Angell Brook has had black nosed dace and trout observed in it, and those are cold water species and that is a BIG DEAL!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen, especially the West Boylston Open Space Committee!

Trailhead conditions at Cascading Waters at 7:30 a.m. (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 67.6  degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 79% and steady;
Pressure is 29.71" of Hg and steady;
Wind is stirring with a peak of 1.0 mph;
Skies are clear with a little bit of morning haze;
The Cascades have a little bit of flow;
The Cascades Brook has low flow in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.

The National Weather Forecast:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

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