Friday, April 19, 2013
Volunteers looking to help out should meet at Hamilton Place between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Updated, Fri., April 19, 4:04 p.m.: The spring cleanup at Hemlock Gorge and the Charles River has been postponed to Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, due to the lockdown situation. Information on the cleanup is included in the original story below. Original post: 'Tis the season for spring cleaning, and it's time for a little sprucing up at Hemlock Gorge. The annual spring cleanup at Hemlock Gorge will take place this Saturday, April 20, 2013. Volunteers who are interested in helping with the cleanup should meet at Hamilton Place between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Alderman Brian Yates will be on hand to give out gloves, trash bags and t-shirts. A map of where to meet up is available online. Located on the Newton Upper Falls/Needham line, …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A ribbon cutting was held on Monday, Nov. 19 at Hemlock Gorge for a recently rebuilt dike, which replaced a century-old structure.
Well, one could say it all started with a Barbie doll. "I want to acknowledge the person who really got this thing rolling...and I do of course mean, Barbie," Ward 5 Alderman-at-Large Brian Yates said during a ribbon cutting at Hemlock Gorge Monday afternoon. Yates acknowledged this gem sent around to local media outlets and blogs in the spring of 2011 by Upper Falls resident (and Newton Patch blogger) Jerry Reilly. The photo and news release talk about a brave Barbie doll who plugged up a hole in the leaky Hemlock Gorge Dike "From there, it just snowballed," Yates said with a smile. After seven months of construction, Newton, Needham and Department of Conservation and Recreation officials celebrated a newly reconstructed dike and …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The cleanup of Hemlock Gorge takes place on Saturday.
Hemlock Gorge in the fall is one of the most beautiful places in the Garden City. This weekend, volunteers will work to keep it that way. People interested in preserving the area's natural beauty can join together this weekend to help clean up Hemlock Gorge Reservation, a 23-acre park along the Charles River in Newton and Needham. Hemlock Gorge is known for its Hemlock trees surrounding the river and Echo Bridge, which crosses the river and gorge. According to the DCR website, the bridge was the second largest masonry arch in the United States when it was built in 1877. In 1982, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. This twice-annual cleanup, taking place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, will consist of volunteers picking up …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Friends of Hemlock Gorge held their annual summer picnic Tuesday evening at Hamilton Place in Needham.
After rain pushed out the group's last attempt at a summer picnic, the Friends of Hemlock Gorge finally gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate the last moments of summer. The annual event was held on the Needham side of the reservation at Hamilton Place and included music, food, fun and of course, gorgeous weather. For more information on the Friends of Hemlock Gorge, visit the organization's website.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The picnic will be held August 23 from 6 p.m. to dusk.
As the summer winds down, take some time to savor the last few days of August with a fun and relaxing afternoon by the Charles River. The Friends of Hemlock Gorge have decided to hold their annual summer outdoor picnic this Tues., August 23 at the Hemlock Gorge reservation. The picnic will run from 6 p.m. to dusk and will be held at Hamilton Place on the Hemlock Gorge reservation, which is located off Central Avenue/Elliot Street in Needham. The picnic was originally scheduled for August 2, but rain forced the Friends of Hemlock Gorge to postpone the event. The annual celebration is free and open to the public and patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. The State Department of Conservation and Recreation will provide grills. …