June 2005

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Lynn Woods Penny Bridge Repair

A Message from the Ranger

Stay Tuned… by Jeanne Curley

Casino Cruise 2005

Calendar of Events

Nature's Classroom Competition by Jane Kelley

The Rose Garden Gets a Facelift

Scenes of Lynn Woods Vernal Pools - Spring 20005

Spring N'Or Easter Flattens Parts of Lynn Woods

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Newsletters

2005

 

Lynn Woods Penny Bridge Repair by Paul Gouthro - President

Over a year ago, a section of the Penny Bridge collapsed restricting the waterflow under it to a trickle. This caused the brook to overflow and the road to deteriorate during heavy rains. After significant precipitation the damage was severe...

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A Message From the Ranger by Dan Small - Park Ranger

It seems hard to believe, but I’ve been the Lynn Woods Ranger for over five years. There have been good days and bad ones but I still consider myself to be the luckiest man alive with the best job imaginable. I worked for the MDC in Boston before this and certainly don’t miss the commute. I can walk to Lynn Woods in half the time it used to take me to drive to Boston but it is more than that, its the beauty of the woods, the quietness, and the solitude. It is the friendliness of the “regulars” always a.......click here to join the FLW and receive the full quarterly newsletters as part of your membership!

Stay Tuned - by Jean Curley

In 1882, Cyrus Tracey, a wor-shipper of nature, organized the Exploring Circle, and devised a plan for preserving the woods, by securing title in them through a trust between the City of Lynn and the Trustees of the Public Forest. Under it, the Trustees acquired 160 acres including Penny Brook Glen and Dungeon Rock. They planned a gradual acquistion by purchase. All that changed when the Public Water Board filled the valley from North Saugus to Wyoma with Walden and Glen Lewis Ponds. Now, a highway pierced the woods, and........click here to join the FLW and receive the full quarterly newsletters as part of your membership!

Casino Cruise Fundraiser

Please support our 2nd Annual Horizon's Edge Casino Cruise Fundraiser. This fundraiser helps to support Kid's Day, Dungeon Rock Day, and numerous other events and field trips for the young people of our communty. Last year was a wonderful time and we hope that this event will pleasae again.......click here to join the FLW and receive the full quarterly newsletters as part of your membership!

Nature's Classroom Competition by Jane Kelley

On A pril 10, 2005 I, as a representative of the Friends of Lynn Woods sent a letter to the School Superintendent Nicholas P. Kostan because for the past few years, the Friends have been giving a small scholarship to a young person entering college. With skyrocketing tuition bills, this small amount barely covers the cost of text books for a semester. We would like to do something more meaningful than that for a young person in our community. The School committee approved our proposal to run a competition among the students who will attend Nature’s Classroom in the fall of next year. The contest will be a 250 word or less essay contest. The question to be answered is: “Why should we work to preserve the Lynn Woods Reservation?” .......click here to join the FLW and receive the full quarterly newsletters as part of your membership!

The Rose Garden Gets a Facelift

The Rose Garden is undergoing a major renovation. Most of the Rose Bushes were declining and needed to be replaced. Even with expert care, roses are not the hardiest of plants and regular replacement is needed if they are to bloom and flourish. The battle was pretty much over in many of the perennial beds, the most aggressive flowers had eliminated their meeker neighbors. Black Eyed Susan, Coneflower, and Yarrow thrived while more delicate plants were shaded and crowded into extinction. As part of the renovation.......

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Scenes of Lynn Woods' Vernal Pools - Spring 2005

The vernal pool on Dungeon Road is the best one in the Lynn Woods Reservation......

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Spring N'Or Easter Flattens Parts of Lynn Woods Reservation

Hundreds of trees were blown over during several days of high winds and rain this spring. Most of the fallen trees were in the area between Walnut Street and Dungeon Rock. Many of them were ones that had already been damaged and weakened by forest fires. Fire damages the bark at the base of the tree and if the damage is significant enough it does not heal in time to prevent invasion by insects and fungi weakening the trees and making them vulnerable to storm damage like that seen below.....

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