Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Thank you, Volunteers

A huge thank-you for volunteering on Sunday, November 15, at Blackstone Park!  It was incredibly heartening to see such a great mix of returning volunteers and first-timers join the effort to care for the park.  I had a great time, and I hope you all did as well.

We accomplished a lot – stabilizing the sloped trails, defining other trails and, hopefully, closing still other trails.  Your work puts the Loring “parklet”  in a very good place for the winter and beyond, and we are so grateful.  Adding to the project, we had a contractor install erosion-control bales of straw along some of the most endangered areas of the bluff.  If you visit the park again you can’t miss them.

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On a warm November day

A Blackstone Park visitor scales a tree on a warm November day.

Halloween Snowfall

A Halloween snowfall caught trees in the Blackstone parks before they were quite ready for winter. Here are two photos taken at Hockey Pond twelve days apart.

Hockey Pond, October 30. Photo: Petros Linardos

Hockey Pond, October 18th. Photo: Richard Korb

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