Spring is finally here and it brings vernal pools, red-winged blackbirds, salamanders, and so much more that invites us to re-connect with the natural resources around us. The NRC and the Town’s residents have helped create a remarkable legacy: over 1,000 acres of land and water resources that are preserved for the lasting benefit of wildlife and future generations. Please explore these resources and learn how to help protect our environment. A few events next week are listed below. Learn more @ http://www.ci.wellesley.ma.us/Pages/WellesleyMA_NRC/index and on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/WellesleyNaturalResourcesCommission
With my thanks,
Janet Hartke Bowser, Esq. , Natural Resources Commission Director
BROOKSIDE AREA CLEAN-UP – SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH, 9AM – 11 AM
Meet at Longfellow Pond parking lot. Sponsored by the Friends of Brookside. This year the Wellesley Mothers Forum and their children will also be joining the clean-up!
THE LIVING LAWN: SIMPLE STEPS TO ORGANIC LAWN CARE – APRIL 15TH, 7PM WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY
Professional horticulturist Charles E. (Chip) Osborne will discuss the compelling reasons for considering a natural approach to lawn care. Public health, children’s health, stormwater runoff, and water quality are all reasons why we should reduce our dependence on synthetic and chemical products to grow our lawns and gardens.
This presentation will also address what we can do at the municipal level to maintain our public spaces in ways that reduce our use of synthetic products that have negative impacts on human health and the environment.
The event is sponsored by the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project & the Wellesley Free Library.
Event is FREE and open to the public and will be held in the Wakelin Room at the Main Library at 530 Washington Street. For more information