DISCLAIMER (Ran on April Fools’ Day, 2015)
Buoyed by the success of their Save the North 40 campaign this past year in which they convinced Wellesley College to settle for the Town’s $35 million offer, local activists are moving on to the next frontier: Saving the little known South 41.
The environmental activists, in an effort to be sustainable, are busily recycling the familiar orange North 40 signs that have dotted organic lawns across Wellesley over the past year into South 41 signs. This morning we spotted the first one in the wild, as shown here.
“Saving the North 40 has preserved community farms, an historic chain-link fence (circa 1875) as well as open space that most people in town will never visit,” said one activist, who begged to be named. “Since the town okayed the North 40 purchase at the start of March, we’ve been itching for a new cause. The South 41 will preserve the town’s oft-overlooked community groundhog farms and mud baths.”
One eco-activist, first grader Honey Hunnewell, said it’s about time the South 41 got its due.
“I’ve been passionate about this issue for years,” she said in her very own words, while munching on a native species salad. “We’ve got a challenging journey ahead, but it’s worth whatever sacrifices it takes.”
South 41 activists later this month are planning a “map-in” during which they will seek community input to define exactly where the South 41 is.
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