WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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less than a mile from Weston Center where Church Street bridges the Central Massachusetts Railroad grade, lies a pocket of conservation land that Weston Garden Club has maintained for 25 years. Paths wind through upland woodland and low, wet areas. Boardwalks and wooden bridges keep the trails passable. Twice each year, in spring and fall, garden club members clear brush from the trails and note trees that need removal or other hazards. This year to mark the park's 25th anniversary, Weston Garden Club is launching a Forbes Land revitalization and reintroduction effort. Plans include new weather-resistant signage and plant labels and an open garden day in October. Garden club conservation directors have been stewards of the property for more than two decades. Molly Varnau, the garden club's current conservation director, is leading the 25th anniversary revitalization. "We benefit from having this open, very natural space close to the center of town," she says. "Wetlands are so important for purifying and replenishing ground water and providing habitat for creatures we know and love as well as those we cannot see." Weston Garden Club Revitalizes Forbes Conservation Land Reigns C A R O L Y N S . E L L I S writer N I C O L E M O R D E C A I photographer 57 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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