Get updates on the NRC's activities in your Facebook feed.
Everything you wanted to know about the Natural Resources Commission, but were afraid to ask, is now available on Facebook. ... Or, more accurately, updates from the commission on events and walks are all on their Facebook page. According to an announcement on the Town Website, the recently launched page will feature Green Tips of the Week, and currently has a number of photos from the NRC and links to relevant articles. If you "Like" the page from your Facebook account, you will get these updates in your feed (in the same way you already get Facebook updates from our Wellesley Patch page). What other town services would you like to see start a Facebook account?
Town is pushing back on leaf and yard waste dumping on town property, beginning education about new encroachment policies.
During Spring Town Meeting this year, the town voted to allow municipal authority to impose liens for encroachment. Put more simply, if you dump your leaves on town property, you may be hearing from the Natural Resources Commission (NRC). The Commission is beginning education about the new rules and what they mean for fall clean-up. Encroachment usually refers to planting or building things in the setback areas or beyond the property lines. However, yard waste such as fallen leaves and twigs is considered "dumping encroachment." "When a landscaper or you get leaves from your yard, you're not going to dump them on your neighbor's property," NRC Chair Ursula King told Patch. "We're asking for the same respect for the town." The NRC is …