[act-ma] 4/20 DCR Park Serve/Mystic Community Earth Day Clean Up at Alewife Reservation

Friends of Alewife Reservation info at friendsofalewifereservation.org
Wed Apr 17 10:29:55 PDT 2013


*Spring Cleanup At Alewife*

*Park Serve Day*

*Mystic Community Earth Day*



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



April 5th, 2013



As part of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s
(DCR) Park Serve Day,  and Mystic Community Earth Day, Friends of Alewife
Reservation (FAR) is sharing clean up and spring stewarding activities on
Saturday, April 20th from 9am-2pm with the Mystic River Watershed
Association.  Since 1970, this special environmental day is celebrated in
towns and cities throughout the nation and world, officially held April 22.
Climate change has increased the importance of celebrating the planet’s
natural resources. FAR  lauds the organizing effort of MyRWA located in
Arlington, Ma. which brings local and state attention to this heavily
industrialized watershed in the Boston region. Green Cambridge is also
sponsoring Earth Day. Celebratory clean ups will take place throughout
Mass. with DCR Park Serve Day. Malden, East Boston, Everett, Somerville and
Medford will also participate in Mystic Community Earth Day to promote the
sharing stewardship duties of the watershed, where needy natural resources
have no municipal boundaries. The days activities  will include Mystic
River watershed legislators Rep. Garballey, Rogers, Senators Brownsberger
and Donnelley. The Mystic River watershed requires more attention as the
most industrialized watershed in the Boston metropolitan region, and
especially along the Alewife floodplain where development permits are
sought.





In addition to FAR’s cleanup beginning at 10 am on Saturday, April 20th,
please join us at 8am for “A Walk on the Wildside” with professional
wildlife assessor Dave Brown in conjunction with the Cambridge Science
Fair. Both the walk and cleanup are free of charge. Families are especially
welcome. Meet outside of the Alewife MBTA station. You’ll walk down the
North Trail through woodlands and marshes to Little Pond and become exposed
to this rare and fascinating urban wild. For a web tour first visit:
http://friendsofalewifereservation.org/2013-01-13-virtual-tour.htm.

Directions: http://friendsofalewifereservation.org/events.htm



Call 617 415-1884 for more information.

Call cell: 617 290-4864
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