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Than you for a great Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day!
On a warm, sunny, Saturday, May 9, 30 volunteers arrived at Belmont’s Lone Tree Hill conservation land for the Belmont Citizens Forum’s third annual Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day.
They filled 12 garbage bags with trash and 6 boxes of recycling material, and made the place more beautiful.
Under the guidance of New England Mountain Bike Association members, the volunteers helped with erosion control of upper Coal Road. Thank you to Andy Healy, Director of Facilities, McLean Hospital and McLean Hospital for their help with preparation of the work site and the donation of fill for Coal Road
This work day would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.
A Great Big Thanks To All Our Sponsors
This clean-up event is also cosponsored by these nonprofit organizations: Belmont Land Trust, Judy K. Record Fund, Land Management Committee for Lone Tree Hill, Mass Audubon Habitat Sanctuary, New England Mountain Bike Association, and Sustainable Belmont.
Originally part of the McLean Hospital land, which spanned 240 acres and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the Lone Tree Hill land was deeded to the town by the hospital after it downsized its campus. This land has wonderful and diverse habitats that support a variety of wild life, ranging from hardwood forest and the Pine Allee, to meadows and vernal pools.
In addition to the 88 acres owned by the Town, McLean Hospital holds title to 30 acres of connected publicly accessible land. These combined 120 acres of public open space are protected under two conservation restrictions held by The Trustees of Reservations.
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