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  • Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

    THE LIFE STORY of one tree is in truth the story of the constant change in an entire forest over a century. This was one key message that Lynda Mapes presented at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Friends of Hall’s Pond on June 12.

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  • Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

    ANOTHER YEAR is running to the finish line. As with all of our friends and families, life sure sees changes. Hall’s Pond Sanctuary is settling in for its long winter nap with the trees, shrubs and perennial going dormant, migratory birds are flying and the animals of all varieties are settling in.

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  • Autumn at Hall’s Pond. Photo Credit: Michael Sandman

    Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

    2014 was busy all year long, and with the May 4th Community Day, the May 18 dedication of the Eris Doorneweerd Entry to the Sanctuary, and the June 16 Annual Meeting (featuring historian Susan Helms Daley’s presentation “Who Was Harriet Hemenway”) the Friends have been active not only in the sanctuary but also out in the community on behalf of the sanctuary.

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  • Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

    Stewardship, Volunteerism, and the Gift of Time Ever Since the dedication of Hall’s Pond Sanctuary on June 15, 1975 the citizens of Brookline (Boston, and beyond) have given their Gift of Time to establish and to sustain a conservation ethic and enhanced stewardship through volunteerism at the sanctuary.

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  • Photo Credit: Bruce Wolff

    Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter

    As we WELCOME Spring and Summer at the sanctuary, we ask you, as always, to join us in our involvement and investment at this special Brookline resource. Come visit often, become involved with our Community Days and Volunteer Horticultural Crew Initiatives, attend our Annual Meeting, continue to take photographs and please do send your funds to support our purchase and planting of trees and shrubs.

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  • Red-tailed Hawlk 
Photo Credit: Shawn Carey

    Spring/Summer 2012 Newsletter

    Entering our 37th year as the volunteer stewards of Hall’s Pond Nature Sanctuary, we dedicate this issue of the Newsletter to the very special people who preserved and protected this unique urban resource.

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  • Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter

    In “The Nature Principle,” Richard Louv writes, “A meaningful connection to nature is fundamental to our spirit and survival, as individuals and as a species….. Our Society must do more than talk about the importance of nature; it must ensure that people in every kind of neighborhood have every day access to natural spaces, places and experiences.”

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  • Photo Contest Poster May 2011

    May 2011 Photo Contest Winners poster

    The Photography Contest was a component of the Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Hall’s Pond.

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  • Sanctuary in 2006, after the 2001–02 renovation had grown in. Photo Credit:  Deborah Raptopoulos

    Spring/Summer 2010 Newsletter

    Celebrating 35 Years of Stewardship at Hall’s Pond Nature Sanctuary

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  • Past and current Presidents Janice Provencher, Ellen Forrester, Betsy Shure Gross, and Barbara Mackey. Photo Credit: Bruce Wolff

    Fall/Winter 2009 Newsletter

    On behalf of The Board of Directors of The Friends of Hall’s Pond, we want to welcome all who use Hall’s Pond Nature Sanctuary, to thank our wonderful very special Volunteers, and note our appreciation to the Brookline Conservation Commission Commissioners and to their staff, Tom Brady and Heather Charles for their untiring efforts on behalf of this unique Brookline resource. We are proud to be your partners in the protection and preservation of Hall’s Pond.

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