The Friends of Hemlock Gorge

Annual Letter to Members, 1999

December 3, 1999

Dear Friends of Hemlock Gorge:

On the eve of the millennium, at a particularly special time of Thanksgiving and Holiday Cheer, we again write to you to mark the end of an eventful year for the Friends. In addition, we appeal to you to renew your membership and your commitment to our activities in 2000. 1999 was a year in which issues critical for the future of the Reservation received major public attention and came to the verge of significant public funding. It was, however, also a year in which the Hemlock Trees that are heart and soul of the reservation began to show the lethal effects of marauding insects.

To continue these efforts, we need your help. It costs more than $500 per year to pay for our mailings, our web site, and food for volunteers at our cleanups. Rehabilitation of the Stone Barn will also require the help of the Friends. Please pay dues so that we continue to carry out these functions. Enclosed is a return envelope to make your response easy. Please fill out the enclosed membership card and return it. If you wish to join or renew, dues categories are listed on the card. Dues for 2000 should be paid now if at all possible. You can participate in our work in many ways, but your financial backing is crucial.

Our monthly meeting is held at 7:15 p.m. on the first Tuesday of most months at the Emerson Community Center on Pettee Street in Newton Upper Falls. Dates are always given in the meeting minutes mailed to members, and the web site always has up-to-date information. Your attendance is always welcome!

Please join all of us in 2000 to make Hemlock Gorge even more beautiful.

With best wishes,


Brian Yates, President


John P. Mordes, M.D., Membership Coordinator and Webmaster

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