The BPA had a great day on Saturday, May 20, when a group of stalwart volunteers, led by Professor Eric Olson, removed infestations of Garlic Mustard and Japanese Knotweed, and made impressive progress in removing Oriental Bittersweet along the east bank of the pond. We are grateful as well to Commissioner Bob DeRubeis and Dave Mandatori of the Parks & Recreation Department. Mr. Mandatori organized a second group to repaint the railings along the Bullough Park edge of the site. The bank is looks better, and is better, with fewer invasives and spruced-up railings. Stay tuned for future invasive pull volunteer opportunities...
Calling Bullough's Pond, "A Hidden Jewel", the Newton Tab today devoted the entire front cover of the paper's "Newton Life" section to the 350th anniversary of the pond, the role the Bullough's Pond Association has played in protecting the pond, and the upcoming Bullough's Pond Fair.
Reporter Trevor Jones interviewed BPA President Marilyn Campbell and BPA Media Director Kathleen Kouril Grieser for the beautifully-written piece. He and the Tab's editor,
Emily Costello, prepared a gorgeous layout using historic images provided by the BPA and lovely new photos by Tab photographer Erin Prawoko. A sidebar promoted the schedule of events for the fair on September 29.