Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.

Whiting Street Reservoir

WhitingWhiting Street Reservoir was a farsighted venture in 1888, and was built using horse drawn dump-carts and human muscle power. It served as a Holyoke drinking water supply until the mid 1980’s. Whiting and its watershed are an integral part of Mount Tom’s ecosystem and should remain protected from development. In the future its drinking water will likely be in demand here in Holyoke as well as by other communities.

Whiting walking

Holyoke Water Works allows use of the service road to walk and jog. No motorized use, fishing, hunting, picnicking.

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