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The Friends of Hemlock Gorge

Celebration of Our Spring and Fall Cleanups


One of the most important activities of the Friends are the annual Spring and Fall Cleanups of the Reservation.

It has been some time since those Metropolitan District Commission, and now the Department of Conservation and Recreation, has had the resources necessary to maintain the properties with the kind of attention they require.

The Friends of Hemlock Gorge, and many other Friends groups (click here for links to some of these) came into existence, in part, to respond to the unmet needs in our parks. Click here to read the history of the Friends. They have sponsored many activities, among them regular cleanups. This page celebrates the many volunteers who have given their time and effort so unstintingly to Hemlock Gorge.

Click on the links in the table below to see the archives from some of our cleanups.

1999   Fall
2000 Spring Fall
2001 Spring Fall
2002 Spring Fall
2003 Spring Fall
2004 Spring Fall
2005 Spring Fall
2006 Spring Fall
2007 Spring Fall
2008 Spring Fall
2009 Spring Fall
2010 Spring Fall
2011 Spring Fall
2012 Spring Fall
2013 Spring Fall
2014 Spring Fall
2015 Spring Fall
2020 Spring Fall
2021 Spring Fall
2022 Spring Fall
2023 Spring Fall

From the start of picnics in the early 1990s to 2003, the webmaster has few photos. Please share any others you many have.

1999 - Fall

At the Stone Building after the cleanup. Click on the picture for a larger image.

2001 - Spring


At Hamilton Place, getting ready to start

In the Stone Building with posterboards with some architectural renditions for renovating the structure.

Click on the pictures for larger images.



Photographs by John P. Mordes, M.D.

Page last updated April 25, 2020

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