Other Local Conservation and Sustainability Organizations

Friends of Brookside. Friends of Brookside is a community association of Wellesley residents dedicated to protecting and preserving Scenic Brookside Road, Longfellow Pond, Town Forest, Rosemary Brook and Brookside Community Gardens.

Friends of Morses Pond. Friends of Morses Pond (FOMP) association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and help restore Morses Pond. Morses Pond is located in Wellesley Massachusetts.

Friends of the North 40. The Friends of the North 40 is a grassroots organization that supports proactive stewardship of the 46 acres of open space acquired by the Town of Wellesley in 2015. They advocate for preservation of this valuable natural resource, investing in its habitat, and ensuring that it continues to be a resource to current and future town residents for passive recreation and environmental education.

Friends of Recycling. The Wellesley Friends of Recycling, Inc. is a citizens group that is dedicated to raising awareness in Wellesley and the world for the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Sustainable Wellesley. Sustainable Wellesley’s mission is to engage the residents, businesses, and the Town of Wellesley in the actions required for sustainability.

Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project. By providing education and information, the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCPP) seeks to raise awareness of environmental toxins and cancer incidence in order to reduce health risk factors for citizens of Wellesley and surrounding communities.

Wellesley Trails Committee. The Town of Wellesley Trails Committee maintains 26 miles of trails in Wellesley including trails on WCLT properties. Trail maps and guides are available through their website.

Wellesley Natural Resource Commission
(NRC). The NRC is a department of the Town of Wellesley and serves as its conservation commission. Its mission is to provide stewardship, education, and advocacy of the town park, conservation, and open space system.

Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee. This cross-departmental committee of the town of Wellesley proposes sustainable energy goals, to reduce Town greenhouse gas emissions from the municipal, residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors, to Town Meeting.

The Upper Charles Conservation Land Trust (“Upper Charles”) is our neighbor regional not-for-profit land trust dedicated to preserving open spaces in the Upper Charles River Valley (Dover, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, and Sherborn). They manage over 300 acres of land.

The Hills Garden Club of Wellesley

Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway – The Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway is A permanent recreation trail and greenway corridor extending
through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and linking the parks and open spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston.

Charles River Watershed Association (CRA). The mission of the CRA is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed.

Massachusetts Audubon Society. Mass Audubon protects important habitats for wildlife from beaches and salt marches to woodlands in the Berkshires. Interesting areas to explore, and programs for all ages. A good resource for birding enthusiasts.

The Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees of Reservations preserves exceptional properties of scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts. Descriptions, visiting hours and directions are given for its over 100 properties.