Category Archives: Environment

Non-stop North 40 action in Wellesley

The North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell has suddenly become the hottest spot in town. While community gardeners and regular visitors to the North 40 continue to do their thing, the area is being discovered by more and more people in town as various organizations seek to boost awareness. The Wellesley […]

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Solar sightings in Wellesley

I happened across a house at 11 Stanford Rd., in Wellesley Wednesday that appeared to have solar panels on its roof, and sure enough, I found out later in the day that it’s the latest supermodel that will be posing for you if you want to check out an open house-gone-solar on Aug. 2 from […]

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New England Aquarium critters to visit Linden Square

The New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepool will come to Linden Square Courtyard on Saturday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Lobsters, hermit crabs and other tidal creatures will be on hand for kids to handle or just observe.  Spongeboy and his mermaid friend will be on hand, too.  The event is free and includes […]

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North 40 “vision study” sought, more guided walks scheduled

Here’s the latest on the North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell and that the town of Wellesley is interested in buying: *A request for proposals has been issued by the Wellesley North 40 Steering Committee to find a planning consultant to conduct a vision study and land use alternative analysis for […]

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Wellesley dentists buy into solar energy

Wellesley Dental Group says it has become the first business in town to sign on for the Sustainable Energy Committee’s solar energy program, which is open to residents and organizations looking to move to a cleaner energy source. (Some town and college buildings in Wellesley began installing and using solar panels before the program launched.) […]

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Wellesley environmental film showing to focus on plastics

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission continues its Environmental Film Series on June 9 from 1-3pm at Wellesley Free Library, when it will present “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?”  In this  short documentary, “everyman” Jeb Berrier embarks on a mission to unravel the complexities of our overly-plasticized world. What starts as a film about plastic […]

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Wellesley Cub Scouts, DPW join forces to plant trees, shrubs

  Sprague and Hardy Cub Scouts in early May planted a River Birch tree, two Willow Trees and five Winterberry shrubs along the east bank of Longfellow Pond to help enhance the pond’s wildlife habitat and improve the walking trail. This service day activity was set up by Pack 140 and the Department of Public Works’ Park Division as part of Wellesley`s […]

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Wellesley solar installation demo: June 14

The public is invited to check out a demonstration of a home solar power installation at 2 Woodfield Road at the intersection of Weston Road on Saturday, June 14, from 2-5pm. Get answers to your questions about Wellesley’s solar push, economics of going solar, and find out if your home is a suitable for solar […]

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Are the bright lights of Wellesley just too much?

The Wellesley Planning Board, as part of its work plan for the remainder of Fiscal Year 14 and FY15, will soon be conducting a Noise and Outdoor Lighting Study. Planning Director Michael Zehner says the Board’s interest in outdoor lighting and its impacts was piqued by information provided by Wellesley resident Laura Fragasso. “Recognizing that […]

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Check out Wellesley vernal pool

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION’S VERNAL POOL ADVENTURE  MAY 10TH, 10 AM – NOON AT THE WELLESLEY POLICE STATION   The NRC invites children and their care givers to a free vernal pool adventure. Please come rain or shine for this indoor and outdoor program designed to introduce students to easily accessible wildlife habitats and encourage them […]

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