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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 wellesleyconservationcouncil.org/upcoming-events


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: www.wellesleyconservationcouncil.org and info@wellesleyconservationcouncil.org.

Phyllis Theermann

The Wellesley Police Station will soon be the site of a beautiful new pollinator garden! The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission applied to the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) to host a garden and our community was chosen as one of three in Massachusetts for a garden installation! The Wellesley Police Department kindly agreed to provide the location.

On June 26, NEWFS will offer a talk on pollinator gardening from 6:30 to 8 pm (the garden installation workshop from 1 to 4 pm is FULL). Come learn about gardening for pollinators using beautiful native plants adapted for our area. These events are free but space is limited so please register right away!

For the lecture, please click here.

Phyllis Theermann

The Sustainable Wellesley Leadership Team is proud to endorse two WRITE-IN candidates for election to the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission:


  • LISE OLNEY for a THREE year term

  • RAINA MCMANUS for a TWO year term

Both Lise and Raina have been working on environmental issues in Wellesley for many years. Lise has been a member of the Sustainable Wellesley Leadership Team since 2011. Raina is a founding member of Friends of Brookside and is a passionate advocate for Wellesley’s watershed.

The town election is this Tuesday, March 4. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Here’s what the ballot will look like:

write in vote