On Tuesday January 15th, 2013 Whole Foods Market Dedham will donate 5% of the day’s net sales to the Dedham Water Trail project. The goal of the Water Trail is to attract visitors to the Charles and create an educational and lasting experience that would in turn create environmental stewards of the river. There are currently five public launch sites along the Water Trail, several of which are adjacent to the many acres of Dedham’s parks and conservation lands. Funds raised through the 5% Day will be used for landscaping and signage at the Town Landing Launch, and Needham Street Launch.
We encourage you to visit our store on the 15th to support the 5% day. Whether you stop in for your morning coffee and muffin, a slice of pizza for lunch, or stock up on your favorite bottle of wine, your purchase on the 15th will make a huge impact.
Originally called Bullard’s Landing Place, the Town Landing Launch is a short walk from Dedham Square, where you can explore a vital and thriving downtown, full of great shops and restaurants with casual dining. Walkable and charming, a visit to Dedham Square by canoe or kayak is a unique feature of the water trail. This public launch connects the Dedham’s conservation land with walking trails located at Newton’s Cutler Park and Dedham’s Pine Island Reserve.
The Charles River flows 80 miles starting at Echo Lake in Hopkinton and through 22 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts before emptying into Boston Harbor. The Dedham Water Trail is located entirely in Dedham and is made a loop by Long Ditch, located in Cutler Park, which is owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The Water Trail follows the lead of organized hiking trails by marking the trail with signs at launches and at specific natural and historic locations. Waterproof trail maps will be available at launch sites, local shops, and restaurants.