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May 15 – Celebrate 125 Years of the Fells with the Friends!

May 15 – Celebrate 125 Years of the Fells with the Friends!

(Image credit:  Mike Ryan)

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is pleased to announce its 2019 Annual Meeting, entitled:

Celebrating 125 Years of the Fells!

How the Movement to Create the Middlesex Fells

Led to the Creation of the Metropolitan Park System

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

6 PM-9:30 PM

Melrose Memorial Hall

590 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176

The evening’s program will include a slideshow presentation by former Executive Director Mike Ryan on the history of the Parks System and the early years of the Fells with featured speeches by Ron Morin, current Executive Director of Friends of the Fells, Leo Roy, Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Heather Clish, Director of Conservation and Recreation Policy for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Roadway construction in the Fells, 1898

Preliminary Program Schedule

6 – 7 PM:  Meet-and-greet & refreshments

7 PM:  Meeting Call to Order

— Welcome remarks & brief Board business — Sandy Pascal, Vice Chair of Board, Friends of the Fells

— Presentation: “How the Movement to Create the Middlesex Fells Led to the Creation of the Metropolitan Park System” — Mike Ryan, former Executive Director, Friends of the Fells

— Remarks on the 90mm Meadow & environmental advocacy — Ron Morin, Executive Director, Friends of the Fells

— Remarks by Leo Roy, Commissioner, Massachusetts DCR

— Remarks by Heather Clish, Director of Conservation & Recreation Policy, AMC

— Awards Ceremony

— Closing Remarks: “Looking to the Future” — Jeff Buxbaum, Board Chair, Friends of the Fells

 

Please stay tuned for additions, changes, and RSVP information.  Check out our 2018 annual report online [LINK].

We look forward to seeing you at our annual meeting on May 15 at Memorial Hall in Melrose. Although membership is not required to attend, you must be a member in order to vote and participate in the business of the meeting.  Please visit https://www.friendsofthefells.org/join/ to review your membership status in advance of the meeting. Thanks!

Friends of the Fells

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is dedicated to the protection and harmonious use of the Fells; promoting awareness, policies and programs to honor and preserve the ecological, historical and recreational resources of this urban forest reservation.
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