World of Wellesley volunteers organized a clean up effort at Longfellow Pond on October 12. The group spent several hours at the pond picking up trash. Thank you
World of Wellesley for visiting our neighborhood and taking the time to care for one of Wellesley's important natural resources.
Endangered Northern Long Eared Bat Habitat in Wellesley!
The Natural Heritage of Endangered Species Program tracks Northern Long Eared Bats
(NLEB) and has created a map of their habitat locations
for the State, two of which are in Wellesley: Babson College and Wellesley Country Club. Due to severe population declines caused by White Nose Syndrome (WNS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
listed the Long Eared Bat as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA, 50CFR 17.11) on April 2, 2015. NLEB is also listed as Endangered under the Massachusetts Endangered Species
Act (MESA, M.G.L. c.131A).
Friends of Brookside was pleased to be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Wellesley's Sustainable Energy Committee for our efforts to support the More Power to Choose campaign. Consider signing up today!
Our Green Collaborative partner, Wellesley Green Schools, is doing
excellent work in educating the public about the health and environmental effects of automobile idling.