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Thank You, Volunteers, Staff, and Board!

Thank You, Volunteers, Staff, and Board!

On February 7, 2019, the Friends of the Fells held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Party at the new Bistro 489 restaurant, located at Medford Tech at 489 Winthrop St. in Medford.  An estimated 40-50 attendees joined the evenings festivities for a well-deserved night of food, socializing, and camaraderie.

The Friends of the Fells extends special thanks to Principal Chad Fallon for giving permission to use the cutting-edge culinary arts learning space, to School Superintendent Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent for stopping by to visit, and to Chef/Educator Robert Drobneck (pictured below) for overseeing the students as they created a wonderful presentation for our guests.

(Image Credit: Wicked Local Medford)

Dedicating time to gather together annually improves connections, facilitates future collaborations, and builds relationships based on mutual interests and goals for the Fells.  This year, the Friends had the opportunity to share poster boards, including one (pictured below) about invasive species removal work planned for the upcoming year.

(Image credit: Mina Lam)

Below, the Honorable State Representative Paul Donato converses with party guests, including new Friends staffer, Jesse MacDonald, Fells Operations Associate in charge of volunteers.

(Image credit: Susan Fairchild)

Jesse MacDonald also not only created the above-referenced poster on invasive plants in the Fells but also one on the Public Land Preservation Act (PLPA) initiative, pictured below behind Friends of the Fells Executive Director Ron Morin, the Honorable State Representative Sean Garballey, Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation Board Chair Jeff Buxbaum, and Representative Donato (left to right).

(Image credit: Susan Fairchild)

Every year we appreciate the energy, interest, and genuine love for the Fells that we see at these gatherings — particularly this past year with our successful defense of the 90mm pollinator meadow, which could not have happened without your support.  Whether you have been involved for a few weeks or a few decades, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation remains ever-thankful for your efforts and appreciates getting a chance to touch base–and relax–on a night that is all about fun and gratitude.

(Image credit: Susan Fairchild)

(Image credit: Mina Lam)

(Image credit: Susan Fairchild)

(Top “cheese board” image credit: Mina Lam)


Not a volunteer yet, but interested in becoming one?  Sign up today!  Any questions?  Contact the Friends of the Fells at friends@fells.org.  Thank you for being part of our organization.


 

 

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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