Adelgid Good News Flash

Hemlock Gorge site supervisor Kevin Hollenbeck has just announced that the ladybugs grown during the winter to combat the Woolly Adelgid will be released in the reservation during the afternoon of Wednesday, May 2.

A more exact time has not been announced, but may be obtained at the Friends’ regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 1 or by calling Kevin’s office at 617-698-1802.

Anyone who might be free is invited to be present. We will try to arrange for the event to be photographed and for coverage in the newspapers.

This release will be the culmination of years of environmental and legislative struggle to try to save the trees in Hemlock Gorge. The Friends worked extraordinarily hard and well with Sen. Creem, Rep. Khan, the MDC and many others to bring this about. Even if you cannot be present, we hope that you will share our pleasure in having at long last reached this much desired goal.