We welcome everyone to drink our water and we want you to come to our spring.
Each day people come down the long drive, park near our red building, pull out their containers and fill them. We love seeing you, and that is the most important part of our work here. One of the most rewarding experiences is talking with all of you and we marvel when we see parents teaching their children about our natural mineral spring … one more generation.
Boston Clear’s primary mission is to preserve this special place so that many generations will be nourished by our water and be moved by the peace that surrounds the spring. We learn more about how special our spring is by gathering information on its history and talking with the people who come here. Anyone who knows Anthony and sees him at the spring, knows that they are going to get more than water when they poke their head into his office. It is about sharing, talking and connecting with the earth.
When Anthony purchased the spring, he envisioned a sanctuary for people. That meant cleaning the place. For those of you who have come here for years, you will remember that the previous operators were not only poor at running the spring, they were careless with the land. Anthony had car parts and trash pulled from the wetlands soon after he took ownership. It was an arduous task. While the debris has never had any affect on the quality of water coming into the spring house that is delivered to you through our vending operation, it was tarnishing the history and spirit of the spring.
For centuries, Pocahontas Spring has been a gathering place for people who honored the land surrounding the spring. At times, it meant communing with neighbors and at others it meant a spiritual connection with the earth. That is why it was important for Anthony to create a place where people do more than fill containers, it is a place where people come together … and you have to have respect for any place that brings people together.
The spring is open because we want people to come. Anthony has preserved a peaceful garden where couples come to sit on our bench, individuals come to contemplate difficult decisions and children giggle as they place their hands in a running stream of cold water. You cannot help but feel the magic of this place. Certainly you can find most any place to meditate (here is a good article we found) but why not have THE place to go … Pocahontas Spring.
You will see statues and symbols around the property. While they individually may seem to represent a certain faith, belief or heritage, the main message of all of these is that we are all connected. As Anthony is fond of saying of the spring, “This is a hate free zone.”
The spring calls you to come and we will always fulfill our mission to allow you to have access to it … for water, for spiritual healing or for peace.