From the top: Volunteers adding woodchips to the Pine Allee; the DaRosa family, who had been out for a walk and stayed to clean up. Photos by David Chase and Evanthia Malliris.
The Belmont Citizens Forum would like to thank the enthusiastic volunteers who turned out last Saturday on a gorgeous sunny day to work on the Lone Tree Hill Conversation Land. Toting bright orange buckets and grabbers, they collected twelve large bags of trash and two boxes of recyclables at the Pleasant Street end of the property. At the other end of the property volunteers hauled wheelbarrows full of wood chips along the entire length of the Pine Allee, raking it into place to help prevent soil erosion, and making it more comfortable to walk on.
This was our fourth annual clean up event, and we are grateful to all those who supported our effort. Our Gold Level sponsors: Ann Mahon Realty, Cityside Subaru, and Watertown Savings Bank. Our Silver Level Sponsors:Alchemy 9-2-5; Artefact Home and Garden, Belmont Savings Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Century 21 Adams Lawndale, Coldwell Banker, East Boston Saving Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Renaissance Realty and Vintages. Our community cosponsors include: Belmont Land Trust, Belmont Land Management Committee for Lone Tree Hill, Judith K. Record Memorial Conservation Fund, Mass Audubon Habitat Sanctuary, and Sustainable Belmont.
A special thanks to David Ropes, Tree Specialist Inc. for donating the ample hills of wood chips that were used along the Pine Allee; to Roger Wrubel, Habitat, Director, for lending us shovels and rakes; and to Michael Santoro, Department Public Works, Highway Division Manager, and his department for picking up the trash.
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The Belmont Citizens Forum Board of Directors