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In the spirit of sharing the natural resources of this conservation land with everyone and preserving its character and many purposes, please be respectful and courteous by following these rules:
  • All dogs must be leashed in parking lots.
  • All dogs must be leashed on prime grassland birding sites (Heard Farm, Cow Common) from May 1 to July 15 or until field mowing.
  • No more than two dogs per walker may be off leash and under voice control at any time on all Wayland Conservation Lands.
  • No more than three dogs are permitted per walker.
  • Keep to trails and do not permit your dogs to harass wildlife or disturb field nesting sites during nesting season at Heard Farm and Cow Common.
  • Carry plastic bags with you and carry out whatever your dog leaves behind.
  • Please do not allow your dog, however friendly, to approach other dogs or people, especially children. Leash your dogs when encountering others.
  • Violators are subject to a $100 non-criminal penalty.
Reports of violation may be directed to:
Wayland Animal Control Officer – 508-358-3625

You are welcome fromdawn until dusk to...
  • Hike, walk pets (See dog regulations above), picnic, snowshoe, ski, and ice-skate
  • Horseback ride on specifically designated conservation areas and trails
  • Canoe, boat (in small non-motorized boats), or fish (but please, do not dig for bait)

The following activities require special permission from the Conservation Commission...
  • Camping or removing firewood
  • Riding bicycles
  • Training animals
The following activities are prohibited on ALL Conservation lands...
  • Littering
  • Disturbing vegetation or wildlife
  • Swimming
  • Starting fires or using fireworks
  • Smoking, possessing or using alcoholic beverages
  • Possessing guns or weapons of any variety
  • Hunting, trapping or any use of motorized vehicles
If you have any questions concerning the rules and regulations or would like to obtain special permission to use a conservation area, please contact the Conservation office. 

Dog Regulations 2012
Reeves Hill
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