Category Archives: Environment

The heck with the island — new garden coming to Wellesley’s Simons Park

The town of Wellesley for years has worked to beautify the traffic island at the busy intersection of Washington Street, Wellesley Avenue and Brook Street. But try as the DPW Park & Tree Division might, the flowers and plantings usually wound up getting run over by vehicles. “The last straw came two years ago when the […]

Share/Bookmark
Also posted in Outdoors | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wellesley North 40 supporters don’t skip a beat on Halloween

Those urging Wellesley College not to sell its North 40 property — the home to community gardens, hiking trails and open space — used Halloween to emphasize their points.   .@HKBottomly Scariest decoration I saw in #Wellesley #WellesleyCollege #North40 http://t.co/OSu4AMT2DT pic.twitter.com/VaMl5E7Lgg — Michael Tobin (@MichaelRTobin) November 1, 2014 .@wellesleyprobz @Sustainable_WC 2nd most scary decoration based on […]

Also posted in Wellesley College | Tagged | Leave a comment

They grow mushrooms big in Wellesley these days

If you glance across the yard and see what looks like a stray soccer ball, take a closer look.  Could be that it’s actually a giant puffball mushroom, or in technical terms, a Calvatia Gigantea. This one was seen in a wooded part of a Wellesley yard, but they are also commonly found in meadows, […]

Also posted in Outdoors | Leave a comment

Fuller Brook project progressing

The town of Wellesley warns that a section of the Brook Path between Forest St. and Paine St. will be closed starting Thursday, Oct. 23 and continuing until March 2015 as part of the Fuller Brook Park restoration project.  There will be signs up to indicate the pedestrian detour in the field, and the information is […]

Also posted in Construction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wellesley gushes over new school drinking fountains

Wellesley High School last year installed a couple of newfangled drinking fountains that let you sip from a stream as usual, or fill up your water bottle via a special spigot. Anecdotally, we’d heard the students weren’t blown away by the advance initially, so I was skeptical when I recently came across a Sustainable Wellesley newsletter item […]

Also posted in Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Attention water users: Wellesley to flush hydrants

HYDRANT FLUSHING Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Water & Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing water mains throughout the Town beginning Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24. Hydrant flushing is performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The […]

Posted in Environment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Hunnewell estate topiary garden on Lake Waban, now and then

1909 postcard RELATED: Hunnewell Estates historic district

Posted in Environment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wellesley residents make presence felt at NYC Climate Change march

Head over to the Sustainable Wellesley Facebook page for plenty of photos and video documenting the People’s Climate March that took place in NYC over the weekend. Two buses full of people headed from Wellesley to the event. A New York Times article cites estimates of there being more than 300,00 marchers at the event, […]

Posted in Environment | Leave a comment