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Brookline Department Of Public Works Invites Community Members To Attend Spring Fest

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Commissioner Erin Chute Gallentine and Division of Parks and Open Space Director Alexandra Vecchio would like to invite community members to attend the Brookline Department of Public Works’ Spring Fest: Fight for Nature, Act for All.

Spring Fest, an event that celebrates the Town’s conservation efforts and offers an opportunity for individuals and families to learn ways they can actively protect and promote nature and our environment, will take place at Allerton Overlook in Olmsted Park, 203 Pond Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445 on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature a tree identification walk at 11:30 a.m., nature trivia for all ages at 12:00 p.m., and a community spring planting at 01:00 p.m. There will also be live music, environmental educational activities, exploration stations from different town departments and community organizations, food, games, arts and crafts, and much more. The event is free and open to the public.

“A park-based, environmentally focused community engagement event is a perfect way to kick off National Public Works week,” said Commissioner Gallentine. “I would like to thank our generous co-sponsors for their support, the Brookline Green Space Alliance, Mothers Out Front, and Brookline Rotary, all of which are our proud partners in promoting the importance of local, grassroots conservation efforts and the value of public open space.”

The closest public transit stations are Brookline Village T Station, Riverway T station, or High Street at Cumberland Avenue on bus route 60. The DPW is striving to make the event as close to zero-waste as possible. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle.

The Senior Center will be partnering with the DPW to offer rides to the event for the first 20 sign-ups. The van will depart from the Senior Center at 10:45 a.m. and will depart from Spring Fest at 01:30 p.m. to return to the Senior Center. Seniors can sign up for a ride by calling the Senior Center at 617-730-2770.

“We are thrilled to host Spring Fest for the second year in an effort to promote environmental action and awareness,” said Division of Parks and Open Space Director Vecchio. “This event is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our parks and open spaces and learn how we can take action to protect our planet through the conservation and care for nature.”

To learn more about the event, please visit here.

Those with questions regarding the event should contact Alexandra Vecchio at avecchio@brooklinema.gov.