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2024: Eco-Tour – Wellesley, MA

Sat, August 10 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street
Wellesley, 02482 United States
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Habit to Habitat: Lawn to Diversity in Wellesley

Join Landscape Interactions Principal Evan Abramson for a walking tour of the new Simons Park landscape design in downtown Wellesley.

What was once a half-acre lawn is now a highly diverse, highly designed community space to support at-risk bees and butterflies in Eastern Massachusetts.

The project features seven unique areas, including a native flowering grassland, bee and butterfly lawn, meadow, woodland edge, reading nook, shaded understory and circular gathering space. Learn about Landscape Interactions’ hands on collaboration with the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission and DPW to restore this landscape to higher levels of biodiversity.

Evan Abramson, MSc, is Founder and Principal of Landscape Interactions. Evan is a results-driven designer and planner who works closely with project partners along every step of the process, from conception through design, implementation and maintenance. A former Land Use and Natural Resources Planner at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Evan designed a climate resiliency plan for the Deerfield River Watershed, the first of its kind in the Commonwealth.

Prior to earning a Master of Science in Ecological Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design, Evan worked as a community organizer, farmer, environmental filmmaker and photojournalist. A native New Yorker who is bilingual in Spanish, Evan lived and worked in indigenous communities of the Bolivian Andes between 2003 and 2008. He has extensive experience collaborating with community stakeholders to conceptualize, plan and design projects both large and small in geographic scope, having served as the author and lead designer of Pollinate Now: Bioregional Strategy for Habitat Restoration in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed, Lincoln Pollinator Action Plan and Farming for Biodiversity, among other publications.

NOTE: There is plenty of free parking at the Wellesley Free Library on Washington Street. The library address is 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. Please park behind the library and meet at the benches between the library parking lot and the adjacent park.

NOTE: Maximum number of people is 50; any more and it becomes difficult for people to follow!

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Sat, August 10
10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
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Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, 02482 United States
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