Mission Statement


The MISSION of the Hilltop Conservancy is to keep the Hilltop Reservation as a nature preserve that provides habitat for native wildlife and plant species; and a site that provides respite, enjoyment, and learning activities to the community.


  • A ‘leave it as you found it’ philosophy.
  • Curiosity for the natural world and learning opportunities for children of all ages.
  • Respect for wildlife, natural places and visitors.
  • This nature preserve as a community treasure.
  • Our role as stewards of the Hilltop Reservation property



  • Abundant native plants and animal species in residence.
  • A ‘go to’ place for hikers, bird clubs, learning projects and for those interested in the simple beauty of a nature preserve.
  • Lively and ongoing communication with the community about activities and status



  • Provide and maintain walking trails within the Hilltop reservation, and map connections to trails enjoyed by hiking clubs.
  • Restore and maintain a meadow with native plants and flowers that provide food for birds and butterflies.
  • Provide nesting places for birds.
  • Inventory and publish a list of native plants and animals .
  • Maintain a website with information about the Hilltop Reservation and activities.
  • Make available written materials about the Hilltop Reservation and its history.
  • Increase the number of friends to the Hilltop Reservation by growing membership in the Hilltop Conservancy organization: meeting as a group to share ideas and tasks.