Friends of Jamaica Pond, Environmental Education Advocacy Stewardship Boston
 FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Gerry Wright, Founder and President
Telephone: 617-524-7070
Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com
TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370
www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

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Jamaica Pond Vernal Equinox Celebration

Saturday, March 22nd
11 AM, FREE
Jamaica Pond Boathouse
Jamaicaway and Pond Streets

Featuring:

Sandra Storey - Poet and author http://jamaicapondpoets.com/

Roger S. Gottlieb - Philosopher and author http://users.wpi.edu/~gottlieb/index.html

Gerry Wright  - Frederick Law Olmsted historical actor and park steward http://www.friendsofjamaicapond.org/Olmsted.html





Save Jamaica Pond’s Watershed

A large 12.5 acres of undeveloped woodlands on Hellenic Hill which overlooks Jamaica Pond was put on sale in January 2011.  The big money pressures will be immense to maximize the development of these lands.  We respectfully support the conservation and preservation of Jamaica Pond’s watershed.
  • Jamaica Pond has been an important source of water for wildlife and people since the beginning of time.
  • Native Americans and people through the ages have enjoyed the beauty of the waters and hill.
  • Jamaica Pond was the water reservoir for Boston up to the 1850s and it is still an emergency water source.
  • The underground springs have made Jamaica Pond one of the cleanest waters in the entire state.
  • Jamaica Pond Park is used daily by thousands of people to revitalize their physical, mental and spiritual health.
We petition Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts General Court, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston City Council, and Citizens to purchase these lands and conservation easements to:
  • Conserve and Preserve Jamaica Pond’s watershed.  
  • Ensure the Integrity of the Emerald Necklace parks envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted as a sanctuary for all the citizens.
Sign the Save Jamaica Pond's Watershed Petition Online at
http://www.petitiononline.com/savepond/petition.html

Return completed printed petitions to
Friends of Jamaica Pond, PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(click on petition image to view and download larger version for printing)


Media Stories and Background

Jamaica Plain Gazette
http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/
JP Observer: Pond view in danger until the public owns it. March 29, 2013 By Sandra Storey
http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2013/03/29/jp-observer-pond-view-in-danger-until-the-public-owns-it/
Real estate today: Hellenic Hill preservation efforts continue. March 29, 2013 By Rebeca Oliveira
http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2013/03/29/real-estate-today-hellenic-hill-preservation-efforts-continue/
Hellenic Hill preservation talks begin by David Taber May 13, 2011
http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4825
Preserving Hellenic Hill letter by Michael Frank, Chairman Jamaica Pond Association
http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4728
Major developer bids on Hellenic Hill by John Ruch March 4, 2011
http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4641
Hill preservation possible by David Taber February 18, 2011
http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4611
Arroyo vows Hellenic Hill land will be preserved by David Taber February 4, 2011
http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4589
Hellenic Hill land hits market by David Taber January 21, 2011
 http://www.jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/4567

Jamaica Plain Patch
Perceived Threat to Jamaica Pond Prompts Outpouring
In a public forum to discuss Hellenic College's controversial decision to sell its pond-side land, there was an outcry for public purchase and preservation of the 12.5 acre green space.
By James LaFond-Lewis
http://jamaicaplain.patch.com/articles/perceived-threat-to-jamaica-pond-prompts-outpouring

Boston Globe Boston.com
Jamaica Plain group asks Orthodox archbishop to save land overlooking Jamaica Pond
By Joseph Leahy, Globe Correspondent
http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/jamaica_plain/2011/02/jamaica_plain_group_asks_ortho.html

Boston Bulletin
Residents rally to save Jamaica Pond by Patrick Rosso May 12, 2011
http://www.bulletinnewspapers.com/


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