The North 40's forty-six acres form a triangle bounded by Central Street, Weston Road and Turner Road in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
The North 40 holds the following attributes:
Located over an aquifer
Part of a Zone II Water Supply Protection District
Valuable ecosystem (which includes a vernal pool)
Large wildlife corridor (contiguous to Morses Pond)
Part of our Town's valued trails system
Hosts community gardens
Provides passive recreation to residents
Enjoyed by the public for decades.
This map shows that the North 40 is in a Groundwater Resource Area for Wellesley drinking water wells. The underground aquifers are shown in grey and pink.
This Open Space Map shows current land use. The dark green and dark purple areas are Town and State owned Article 97 protected lands. See the legend below for more information. (Please note this map does not show the pending purchase of the North 40.) More information about open space data can be found in this Natural Resources Commission Report.
Residents who regularly visit the North 40 – and specifically, the part that was once a dump site – have noticed town employees in the area and heard rumors that trees are going to be removed. Read more...
There's even a video:
Over 500 People Explored the North 40!
Frank Lloyd Wright