Category Archives: Environment

Who knew little bridges were lurking under vegetation near Wellesley High?

Work on the Fuller Brook Park restoration uncovered a few little bridge/tunnel structures over the past week near Wellesley High School along Paine Street that you might be surprised to know even existed. Thanks to reader MC for passing along photos. And here’s the latest Fuller Brook Park restoration project update.

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Gulp down Wellesley water quality report online

From the Wellesley Department of Public Works: The town’s annual water quality report is available online at www.wellesleyma.gov/waterreport This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. Please email [email protected] or call 781 235 7600x 3355 if you’d like to get a paper report delivered to your home.  

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Fuller Brook Park gets stylish new stone marker

This stone marker at Maugus Avenue and Washington Street popped up recently as part of the Fuller Brook Park preservation project.   Lots of new grass seed in the area, too.

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Sprague Girl Scouts convert cookie sales into garden beautifiers

The Sprague Elementary School 1st Grade Girl Scout Daisy Troop recently presented a maroon ceramic birdbath and four handmade mosaic stepping stones to physical education teacher Margaret Flitsch for use in the community butterfly and vegetable gardens that she oversees at the school. The girls used funds earned from their annual cookie sale to pay […]

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Sustainable Wellesley wants you to save the monarch butterflies

From Sustainable Wellesley: It’s milkweed time! Sustainable Wellesley is doing its part to help the Monarch butterfly by sourcing milkweed for Wellesley residents to put in their yards.  Monarch populations are crashing, and one reason is the lack of milkweed that Monarch caterpillars must eat to survive.  Sustainable Wellesley has that milkweed, a beautiful pink […]

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Another Wellesley North 40 milestone: P&S agreement set to be signed

Save the North 40 supporters are expected to attend Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, where the town will officially, officially, officially buy the land from Wellesley College. A large portion of the property, which is near Morses Pond and along Weston Road, will remain open space, with some of the rest possibly being developed. […]

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Wellesley Trails walk on June 6: Charles River Path and Cochituate Aqueduct

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee on National Trails Day for its final guided walk of the Spring series, Saturday June 6, 9am – 10am. Enjoy scenic views along the river on the Charles River Path. Walk along the brick Waterway, the remnants of proposed development in the 1890’s at Indian Springs Park. Follow the Crosstown […]

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Elm Bank’s Weezie’s garden under renovation

While taking a walk at Massacusetts Horticultural Society’s Elm Bank Reservation recently, I came across the sight of Weezie’s Children’s Garden, fenced off, in disarray, and full of heavy-duty equipment looking like it meant business. It all shouted out, “No fun to be had here,” to me. Considering things from a kid’s perspective, however, the […]

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