Posted by Charlie Hamlin on Feb 24, 2021
The Rotary Club of Weston-Wayland's conservation plan has been narrowed to the Adopt-a-Field Conservation Project in an effort to help the Weston Conservation Committee by adopting one of the 25 fields in need of care located in Weston. We envision a budget that will encompass tools, transportation, plantings, and educational resources.
Our pollinators are under great stress due to pesticides and global warming. Without pollinators, we will have no food. As a Conservation Team, we will coordinate resources that will provide some solutions to this problem. We will maintain the selected field by removing invasive species and then replacing them with flora that are beneficial to the survival of our pollinators. 
Education will be a key part of this effort for a better understanding of this critical need in our environment. One of our educational resources will include a Waltham-based group, Meadowscaping for Bio-Diversity. Ms4B is working with Black Futures Fund in Waltham to engage young persons in Waltham in similar efforts to ours. We hope to engage these students along with the students of Weston and Wayland.
With a successful Adopt-a-Field, we look forward to working with schools, parents and families in Weston, Wayland and the surrounding communities. Once this project is up and running, future projects could include the elementary and middle schools creating pollinator-supporting meadows or gardens surrounding school property.  
At this time, we have seven members that make up our Conservation Team. Three new members, Tim Gavin (2019) along with Katya Portnaya and Wendy Nollman (2020), have joined the Conservation Team, eagerly expressing their interest in the conservation effort. Katya has volunteered to be co-chair of the Conservation Team and is also a member of the Master Gardeners Program.
For more information, contact Weston-Wayland Rotarian Charlies Hamlin at