This from the Town of Wellesley: It’s been a busy summer along Fuller Brook with project activities extending from Maugus Avenue almost to Brook Street. The biggest and most complicated work at this time has been dredging State Street Pond (aka Skating Pond). Nearly 150 truck trips have been made from the State Street parking lot to a landfill in Chelmsford, MA, to remove the more than 4,000 tons of sediment that were dredged.
Another area of ongoing work has been eliminating invasive plant species, stream dredging, and installing bank stabilization in the area between Rice St. and Hunnewell Field. The objective has been to remove undesirable plants while preserving some of the wild, overgrown character of the area that provides valuable habitat.
The contractor has also started laying out the new path, installing helical piles, and framing the raised walkway in the “wet meadow” area near Wellesley Avenue.
When completed, this area will have a more naturalized character than the current mowed lawn, featuring wetland grasses, forbs (herbaceous flowering plants) and shrubs.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Fuller Brook Park Preservation Project. We welcome your comments and questions on our progress. To contact us, please call the Department of Public Works Engineering Division at 781-235-7600 x 3315 or visit the Fuller Brook Park Project website at www.wellesleyma.gov/