The cleanup was postponed from last weekend due to the manhunt and "lockdown."
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Did you make it to the annual Hemlock Gorge Reservation summer picnic and concert yesterday? Upload your photos below!
Each year, the Friends of Hemlock Gorge invite locals to bring their grills, pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the beauty of Hemlock Gorge Reservation at the summer picnic and concert. This year, the weather was perfect for the picnic. Classic rock cover band Broken Rose provided some feel-good tunes for the evening. Do you have photos from the picnic? Add them to the gallery by clicking the "upload photo and video" button above.
Friday, May 11, 2012
We asked, you voted, and the results are in.
The weather is getting warmer and the sun is (finally) out. Now that spring is here and summer is making its way in, we want to know where the best place is to spend these sunny days. Over the last five days, we asked Patch readers what their favorite outdoor hidden gem is in Newton. The winner: Hemlock Gorge. Located in Newton Upper Falls, Needham and Wellesley, Hemlock Gorge is a 23-acre reservation that includes trails, views of the Charles River and a stunning arch bridge known as Echo Bridge. The falls at Hemlock Gorge have quite a bit of history to them, as they supplied power to mills in the Upper Falls for hundreds of years. The falls at Hemlock Gorge are the largest drop along the entire length of the Charles River, making them a…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Meet at Hemlock Gorge between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.!
The 13th Annual Charles River Cleanup will take place this weekend at various parks along the Charles River, including the Hemlock Gorge Reservation in Newton. The cleanup event is put on every year by the Charles River Watershed Association (CWRA) as a way to celebrate Earth Day and bring communities together along the Watershed. Hemlock Gorge is one of the "drop-in" locations for the cleanup, and anyone who is interested can meet at the parking lot at Hamilton Place (off Elliot Street) between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. The reservation is also about a mile from the Eliot Street T stop. According to the Friends of Hemlock Gorge website, tools for the cleanup will be provided and refreshments will be available after the cleanup. A record number of…
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 …