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more so when dozens of trees and shrubs were eliminated in the name of progress. "The concrete liners were the ugliest feature of the park," says Jackson. "It's artificial, and they are a poor design." The flaw was that they channeled storm runoff at a very high rate of velocity. Nothing could permeate the embankment to slow it down. As a result, the swiftly flowing water was dumped directly to the Charles without stopping to filter out pollutants. In addition, invasive species had encroached on open space and crowded out native plants and shrubs. By the end of its first century, it was clear that Fuller Brook Park needed some time, money, and attention. The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) had recognized the problem by 2003 and, with infinite patience, began a decade-long process of assessing the health of Fuller Brook Park. With the help of outside consult- 62 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 A portion of Fuller Brook Park maintenance plan prepared as part of the design project C O U R T E S Y O F B E T A G R O U P , I N C .

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