Co-sponsored with the Natural Resources Commission and the Wellesley Free Library
Speaker: Dr. Spencer Meyer, Sr. Conservationist
Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library
Dr. Spencer Meyer, Sr. Conservationist from Highstead Foundation and the Harvard Forest will discuss how local conservation is a key component of the "Wildlands and Woodlands" vision for the future of New England. He will share lessons from successful conservation collaboratives around New England and talk about new research showing that protected open space is not only critical to preserving critical ecosystems, but also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our communities. There will be ample time to discuss current conservation efforts in Wellesley, how our community can expand our initiatives, and how our work fits into a larger connected landscape.
This event kicks off a series of local conservation activities this spring including Wellesley's own bio-blitz nature inventory April 26-29th. For the latest information: wellesleyconservationcouncil.org/upcoming-events
The Wellesley Conservation Council Annual Meeting for the election of officers and board members will precede the program at 6:30pm.