News & Events

FOW live owl presentation on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Owl Program with Naturalist Kathleen Regan
Hopkinton Public Library – Large Event Room
Saturday, October 19   12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Get up close to live owls native to Massachusetts and discover the unique features that help these birds to survive. Learn about the conservation challenges currently faced by our local owls. Find out the best ways to discover which of these birds live near you!
The program is appropriate for young children grade three and higher.  Attendees must be seated by 12:45 PM.
Space is limited!  Sign up now.  Go to Hopkinton Public Library web site and sign up. LibraryInsight

Next FOW Board Meeting:     The next board meeting of the Friends of Whitehall will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019  at 7:00 PM at the Woodville Baptist Church, 249 Wood Street, Hopkinton.
Monthly board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month unless posted otherwise.  Meetings begin at 7:00 PM at the Woodville Baptist Church, 249 Wood Street, Hopkinton.

Fall lake clean-up on Saturday, October 5, 2019 CANCELLED
Due to the current EEE mosquito virus dangers in the Hopkinton area, the fall cleanup has been cancelled. We hope that you will be able to join us in the spring for the spring lake cleanup.

Friends of Whitehall elects a new president
After serving as president of Friends of Whitehall for nine terms, Steve Warren has decided to step down. Board member Peter Regan has been elected to serve as our new president. The Board of Directors, on behalf of all FOW members, extends their most sincere gratitude to Steve for his years of leadership and service. Steve is a founding member of FOW, which was established in 2005. He has worked tirelessly throughout the years to preserve and improve the land now known as Whitehall Conservation Area. Steve can frequently be seen walking the wonderful trails he has dedicated so much of his time to.

Water test results from May 2019 sampling
Water run-off samples were taken from four locations around the lake. NO high phosphorous levels were found in any of these locations. Last year one of the locations did have a high phosphorus reading.

Commercial dog walkers now must have a permit to use DCR parks 
Starting in 2019 all commercial dog walkers using any DCR park for their businesses MUST have an annual permit. Please click here to see more information regarding these permits and other requirements that commercial dog walkers must abide by when using Whitehall and other DCR parks.

2019 Annual Appeal Letter from our president
Click here to read the annual appeal letter from our president.