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Preserving the Sanctuary

Basic Principals of Stewardship for Community Volunteers

*Acknowledge the difference between the sanctuary’s garden-like areas, which exist for the benefit of human visitors, and its natural areas, whose primary purpose is to feed and shelter wildlife.

*Minimize disturbance of plants, soil and water, especially in natural areas. Despite the best of intentions, cleanup efforts may cause significant damage.

*Work only on projects and in areas designated by the Commission.

*Remove or add plants only as directed by the Commission. Non-native invasive plant species require careful management over the long term.

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  • Volunteers at the Community Day last fall. Photo by Fran Perler.

    Community Work Days

    Each spring and fall the Friends organize work parties to remove the trash, and invasive plants and restore the sanctuary with new plantings. The 2024 Spring Community Work Day is Sunday, May 5, 11:00-2:00.

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  • “A Plan for Hall’s Pond Sanctuary” (PDF)

    “A Plan for Hall’s Pond Sanctuary” (PDF)

    Prepared for Brookline Conservation Commission Town of Brookline, Massachusetts
    Friends of Hall’s Pond
    October 1996

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  • Volunteer Maintenance Team

    Volunteer Maintenance Team

    Please check back for 2024 dates!

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  • Sanctuary Work Plan

    Sanctuary Work Plan

    In 2009, The Commission, the Town Parks & Open Space Division, and the Friends of Hall’s Pond volunteer group developed this work plan to guide ongoing collaboration, to preserve and protect the sanctuary, and to express a management approach based on respect for wildlife areas as natural habitat.

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  • Brookline Conservation Commission

    Brookline Conservation Commission

    We continue to partner with the Brookline Conservation Commission and the Division of Parks and Open Space as stewards of Hall’s Pond, and as we continue our involvement and investment in the maintenance, preservation, and protection of this unique Brookline resource, we hope that you will join us as members of the organization.

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