The Friends of Breakheart Reservation wish to thank the  following sponsors for their generous support.   Your contributions to the success of Fall Festival  2017 are greatly appreciated.

A warm welcome to our newest local donors, North Shore Bank and AAA of Saugus joining us for this year’s Fall Festival!

We are so grateful to have the support of our community partners.

We ARE 100% volunteers. We ARE events 100% free to the public. We ARE your FRIENDS of Breakheart.

 

Fall Festival 2017 Sponsors

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The Friends are happy to announce that Breakheart Reservation and DCR have joined the Pollinator Initiative set forth by Governor Baker.  The effort included the planting at Breakheart of 100 specialized pollinator plants consisting of: milkweed, roses, raspberries, blueberries, etc., in order to attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, announced in June a sum of  $50,000 in funding to plant pollinator-friendly gardens at Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) facilities.
“Massachusetts Pollinator Week is an opportunity to highlight the important role pollinators and their beekeepers play in ensuring a healthy and diverse ecosystem that farmers rely on for crop pollination and food production,” said Governor Charlie Baker.  This new funding for pollinator-friendly gardens will help educate the public about pollinators and to support the Commonwealth’s vitally important pollinator populations.”
Pollinators include bees, birds, bats, butterflies and other species, and over 45 percent of agricultural commodities in Massachusetts rely on pollinator species for crop pollination and food production. There are approximately 4,500 honey beekeepers managing approximately 45,000 hives across the Commonwealth. Pollinator species provide significant environmental benefits that are necessary for maintaining healthy, diverse ecosystems, and produce valuable products including honey, propolis, royal jelly and wax.
The Friends of Breakheart are pleased to support this effort by DCR, led by our park supervisor, Anthony Guthro, and invite all visitors to enjoy these plants, birds and insects throughout the summer and fall months.”

Contributions

Donations in any amount are appreciated.  All contributions will be tax deductible to the extent that the law permits.

FALL FESTIVAL

Come join us at our annual Fall Festival here at Breakheart on September 30th from 10:00am-2:00pm. We have lots of fun things planned so be sure to bring the whole family! If you’d like to volunteer please give us a call! Click on the link for more information.

Fall Festival 2017

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