Wellesley Girl Scout and volunteers have Cronk’s Rocky Woodland looking good


wellesley cronk cleanup
Photo by Sally Webster


Cronk’s Rocky Woodland at 18 Crown Ridge Rd., in Wellesley will have an open gardens event on May 27 from 2-4pm, and you’ll have a Wellesley Girl Scout and neighbors to thank for things looking so nice.

Kathryn Fischmann of the Wellesley Middle School Girl Scout Troop 73505 earlier this month led a neighborhood clean-up on behalf of the Wellesley Conservation Council. Under the direction of WCC Director Judith Boland and Troop Co-Leader Sally Webster (assisted by Co-Leader Jennifer Thomas-Starck), Fischmann rallied a crew to handle the spring cleaning of the leaves and sticks to make way for the flowers to bloom. This is the first step in earning her Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette-level Scout can earn.

Cronk’s Rocky Woodland was given to the Council in 1977 by Gertrude Cronk in memory of her husband, Corydon P. Cronk. This woodland preserve of native wildflowers was next to their home at 10 Crown Ridge Road and had been in their possession for nearly thirty years. It includes a rustic cabin and a marked nature trail. The Council works with wildflower and tree experts to maintain Gertrude’s vision as a woodland sanctuary for the wildflowers found here.

wellesley cronk cleanup
Photo by Chris Hart