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A guided walk of Hemlock Gorge

A guided walk of Hemlock Gorge


June 9, 2024    

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lead by Katherine Howard and John Mordes.


Recent News

  • Meeting Minutes: April 2, 2024

    Meeting Minutes: April 2, 2024

    Attendees: John Mordes, Amy Kahn, Ben Kahn, Chris Masterman, Loumona Petroff, Rena Getz, Carol Laibson, Paul Roberts, Betsy Hewitt, Bill Humphrey, Bob Ellertsen, Don Ross, Robin Dexter, Evan Weststrate, Lara P Item 1: Plans for April Cleanups Our cleanup is scheduled for April 27. Evan will be covering for John, who will be away. Gloves,…

  • The Friends’ Bridge

    Very near the “Stone Barn” in Hemlock Gorge Reservation is a small stream that leads up to New Pond. In the industrial era of the Gorge, this was a holding pond where water for power was stored for use during dry periods. At one time there was a ‘Z’ shaped bridge that spanned this small…

  • The Threat of the Woolly Adelgid

    The Threat of the Woolly Adelgid

    The hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand), is a small aphid-like insect that feeds on several species of hemlock (Tsuga species). It was introduced into North America from Asia, and it has been recognized in the United States since at least 1924. By sucking sap from the young twigs, the insect slows or prevents tree…

  • Meeting Minutes: May 7, 2024

    Meeting Minutes: May 7, 2024

    Attendees: Amy Kahn, Benjamin Kahn, Evan Weststrate John Mordes, Lara Preble, Paul Roberts, Robin Dexter, Sheila Purdy 1. Treasury Report $7057 in treasury. Spent $45 on pizza and waters for the last event. Evan needs a key to the USGS room. John will get it to him. Some new expenses coming re: the website. John…

  • Meeting Minutes: March 5, 2024

    Meeting Minutes: March 5, 2024

    Attendees: Evan Weststrate, Paul Roberts, Sheila Purdy, Robin Dexter, Amy Kahn, Ben Kahn, Rena Getz, Lee and Jean Fisher (from FL!), Donald Ross, Bill Humphrey (from the UK!) Item 1: Treasury Report Item 2: 501(c)3 Filings State paperwork done for the year. Fed paperwork done. Transitioned from paper to electronic filing. $35 paid, plus $0.82…

  • Meeting Minutes: February 6, 2024

    Meeting Minutes: February 6, 2024

    Attendees: Evan Weststrate, Paul Roberts, Sheila Purdy, Christopher Osborn, Donald Ross, Robin Dexter, Amy Kahn, Ben Kahn Item 1: Banners for Cleanups Still on the table. Plan is for Evan to pass over a design to Paul to send to the printer. Scout troop will pay for the printing. Recommendation: use Canva. Item 2: Scout…

  • Meeting Minutes: January 9, 2024

    Meeting Minutes: January 9, 2024

    Attendees: Amy Kahn, Ben Kahn, Donald Ross, Evan Weststrate, Jean Fisher, John Mordes, Lara Prebble, Rena Getz, Paul Roberts, Robin Dexter Congratulations, Rena, on starting your new position! Debate: 7 v. 7:15. The mystery is solved! We start at 7:15, but John starts the Zoom at 7. Item 1: Banners for Cleanups Paul: Need a…

  • Our December 2023 Holiday Meeting

    Our December 2023 Holiday Meeting

    This is a combined meeting of election of officers and year end party. It is the last meeting for 2023.

  • Public comments on Stone Building due December 19th

    Public comments on Stone Building due December 19th

    On November 28th, DCR’s project team presented the preliminary design plans for the rehabilitation of the Ellis Stone Storehouse at Hemlock Gorge Reservation in Wellesley. The written public comments are due December 19th.

  • Annual letter to Members, 2023

    Annual letter to Members, 2023

    As Covid-19 receded, 2023 became a good year for both Hemlock Gorge and the Friends of Hemlock Gorge. The park continued to be visited by many families, new visitors, and old friends. The Friends’ leadership credits you, our members, whose efforts continue to make the park an important part of our local environment. Below is…

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes November 5, 2023

    Monthly Meeting Minutes November 5, 2023

    The November meeting of the Friends was held over Zoom

  • 2023 Fall Cleanup

    2023 Fall Cleanup

    The Friends 43rd Annual Fall Cleanup took place on an absolutely gorgeous morning on Saturday October 28, 2023. Click here to see some photos of the event.