Tufts aids land stewardship in Acton, Mass.

Tufts’ Environmental Studies Program was instrumental in the construction of three new informational panels that have been installed on conservation land in Acton, Mass., a town 25 miles northwest of Boston.

The panels were unveiled on April 8 at the Wills Hole Bog conservation area, one of 21 conservation areas in the town. David Cochrane, professor of biology, is a member of Acton’s Land Stewardship Committee, which erected the informational panels. The committee oversees the town’s 1,650 acres of conservation land.

Information contained on the panels was researched by Acton elementary school students involved in a service learning program. Construction of the panels was funded in large part by the Tufts Environmental Studies Program, directed by George Ellmore, associate professor of biology.