Totman Street

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48 Totman Road, Lowell, MA

Access

Access to this conservation parcel is difficult, bu there is a short trail off Totman Street.  An easier, though informal, access point is at the south end of Eleanor Drive alongside the culvert.  This property is not easily accessible for passive recreation.

Parking: Street parking is available along Totman Road.

Conservation – for Nature’s Sake

The Totman Conservation Land provides a narrow corridor of protection for Clay Pit Brook, which is a tributary to the Merrimack River.

Streams are Important

While property lacks easy recreational access for humans, it provides an important wildlife corridor for the city’s wildlife.  Deer are frequently seen here, as the brook provides access for wildlife traveling between the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest and the Merrimack River.

Totman Conservation Land is located off Varnum Avenue and sits between two residential neighborhoods, a commercial plaza, and the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest.

The thick vegetation and understory make traversing this property on foot very difficult.

Get Involved

Volunteers play a critical role in helping us care for and monitor our properties. If you would like more information about any of the properties or would like to volunteer as a land steward, please let us know at (978)934-0030. Action projects, in addition to regular site monitoring, on this property could include:

  • Invasive species monitoring

  • Wildlife observations

  • Litter collection

  • Stewardship with abutters

As a land steward you help provide the additional eyes and ears we need on properties that staff can’t visit as frequently as we would like to. If you can visit this Totman Street property regularly (monthly/seasonally), you can be a land steward! Check out the access points, maybe pick up a little trash, and let us know if you see anything really interesting or out of sort (e.g., a tree that’s fallen, city culvert blocked, or yard waste dumping). We have an easy online monitoring form that you can send to us at any time.