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NRC, WCC ready City Nature Challenge

This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In typical years, there are scheduled events throughout the month of April designed to educate about the environment, celebrate the planet, and bring people together outdoors. This year, due to COVID and social distancing regulations, many events for Earth Month have had to...

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NRC seeks Hunnewell lighting consensus

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is exploring the feasibility of adding lights to the Hunnewell Track and Field, located across the street from Wellesley High School; and improving existing lighting at the multi-purpose field, tennis courts, and Reidy Field to reduce energy consumption and light pollution. The Playing Fields Task Force (PFTF) Lighting Subcommittee presented...
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One Tree Makes a Big Difference

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Wellesley Middle School Girl Scouts, in partnership with Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, have completed a community project to show how one tree impacts air quality by placing informative labels on public trees along Central Street in Wellesley Square. Scouts collected data on the trees between Weston Road and Abbott Street with Town of...
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NRC hires naturalist Lisa Moore

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has hired Wellesley resident and naturalist Lisa Moore as the new Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator. Moore is a skilled science educator and her experience both in the classroom and in nature will help further the NRC’s role as an environmental leader in Wellesley. During the past seven years,...
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NRC discusses ‘Saving our Ponds’

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) recently held a community forum on pond health as part of its “Grow Green Wellesley” initiative. The forum, titled “Saving our Ponds: What Wellesley is doing and how can you help,” was held in the Kingsbury Room at Wellesley Police Station. The room was filled...
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Wellesley to celebrate Rachel Carson

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen have designated May 27, 2018, as Rachel Carson Day to commemorate the birthday of the famous ecologist who launched the modern environmental movement with her book, "Silent Spring," in 1962. In a proclamation released today, the Board of Selectmen call on fellow Wellesley citizens to remember Rachel Carson’s life and...
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How green is your garden?

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Nearly 150 Wellesley residents attended the Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Gardening and Lawn Care held at the Wellesley Free Library. Co-sponsored by Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Wellesley, Health Department, Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, and Wellesley Free Library, the forum offered several how-to workshops...
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Wellesley bags it

by Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, along with Sustainable Wellesley, launched their WasteWise Wellesley campaign, part of which is its latest accomplishment, the bag ban. New signs have gone up all around town and at the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility, featuring a new, graphic reminder to bring a reusable bag when shopping. At the...
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Wellesley’s Vernal pool cleanup weeds out invasive species

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By Lisa Moore Armed with Weed Wrenches, gloves and determination, a group of volunteers started an invasive species abatement effort around the vernal pool located in the North 40 land along Turner Road. This first of several planned cleanup efforts targeting the invasive species Euonymus alatus, commonly known as burning bush. The deciduous shrub, native...
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Green ways to keep your lawn green

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The smell of fresh cut grass carried on the warm summer breeze, backyard cookouts, and children playing in the yard are all hallmarks of summer. There is something magical about a green, lush lawn and that feeling of walking barefoot through the soft spongy growth. For some individuals, maintaining...
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Wellesley Cub Scouts cleaned up

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Thanks to Wellesley Cub Scout Pack 140 Bear Den and their families who recently cleaned up trash and debris around Morses Pond. As we head into the summer months, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission wants to encourage everyone who visits playgrounds, parks and open spaces to please “pitch in after you picnic” and...
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Wellesley NRC Seeks Ban on Plastic Bags

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff When Town Meeting goes into session on March 28, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission will ask members to ban plastic checkout bags at retail establishments, citing environmental reasons. The move follows a similar decision by the City of Newton last spring, when they banned plastic checkout bags. Stores in Newton...
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Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Plastic Bag Ban in Wellesley

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Following several years of study concerning the rising tide of plastic litter in Wellesley parks and conservation areas, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission is proposing a bylaw banning the distribution of single-use plastic checkout bags in the town. The five-member commission will present the proposal at Wellesley Annual Town Meeting on March 28....
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