The Friends of Breakheart Reservation and DCR wish to thank all our supporters who braved the wet weather to join us in our scaled-down version of the Fall Festival. Many of the festivities were held inside the visitors center. The weather did clear enough to set up more activities outside.  The grill was a go and hot dogs were served. The day was enjoyable and fun.

We also thank the sponsors for their generous support.   Your contributions to the success of the 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

The petting zoo was sadly postponed due to safety concerns and rescheduled for next year’s event.



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.”


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


Get your gobble on and don’t miss our next event…trail race with prizes! raffles! gift shoppe! refreshments! Last year’s festive Turkey Trot brought out the costumes (optional) and sightings of Pilgrims and turkeys!

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