Community Conservation: Health, Climate, and Economic Benefits


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Wellesley Conservation Council’s Spring Lecture is co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Commission and the Wellesley Free Library

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 – 7:00pm

Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library

Dr. Spencer Meyer, Sr. Conservationist from Highstead Foundation and the Harvard Forest will discuss how local conservation is a key component of the Wildlands and Woodlands vision for the future of New England. He will share lessons from successful conservation collaboratives around New England and talk about new research showing that protected open space not only preserves critical ecosystems, but also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our communities.

There will be ample time to discuss current conservation efforts in Wellesley, how our community can expand our initiatives, and how our work fits into a larger connected landscape.

This event kicks off a series of local conservation activities this spring including Wellesley’s own City Nature Challenge April 26-29th. See

The Wellesley Conservation Council, Wellesley’s 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust, protects 14 sanctuaries across more than 45 acres of natural land in Wellesley and bordering lands in Needham and Weston. More information about our mission, the sanctuaries, and membership can be found: and

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