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Summer Picnic 2024


August 6, 2024    

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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  • 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,…

  • Meeting Minutes: June 4, 2024

    Meeting Minutes: June 4, 2024

    Attendees: Amy Kahn, Robin Dexter, Benjamin Kahn, John Mordes, Donald Ross, Rena Getz, Paul Roberts, Katherine Howard Item 1: Treasury Report No changes since last time we checked in. Current balance: approximately $7200. Item 2: Changes to Website Administration After 29 years, John is stepping down as our website administrator. New administrator: Benjamin Kahn. FoHG…

  • 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.

  • Rep. Ruth Balser and DCR visit Stone Building

    Rep. Ruth Balser and DCR visit Stone Building

    Rep. Ruth Balser has been actively working to get the restoration of the Stone Building underway. Here is an excerpt from her latest letter to constituents