Fresh Pond Volunteer Stewards


(42.382915,-71.144035)
 

Cause Areas

When

Thu Apr 06, 2017 - Wed Dec 20, 2017

Where

250 Fresh Pond ParkwayCambridge, MA 02138


About

Join a group of dedicated, energetic, and plant savvy Super Weeders at Fresh Pond Reservation - stewardship-minded citizens dedicated to keeping invasive plants at bay for the benefit of wildlife, water, and humans alike. Meet your neighbors, learn about urban plants and watershed protection, and help out with natural resources monitoring and restoration. No experience necessary! Drop in and lend a hand with weeding nuisance plants, watering new plantings, making rabbit cages, pruning, and other gardening tasks. Training provided periodically by plant conservation experts at New England Wildflower Society, mentorship and ecological wisdom provided by returning volunteers. We make gardening in the forests and fields fun!

Occasionally, additional volunteer projects, such as purple loosestrife monitoring and native species plantings, will also be scheduled. Unless otherwise noted, we meet at the volunteer trailer in the Water Department parking lot. No experience or long-term commitment necessary! All tools are provided; sturdy shoes, pants, long-sleeves, and a water bottle are strongly recommended, along with a pair of gardening gloves.

Our season of outdoor work is typically April through November with regularly scheduled weekday events on Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with occasional weekend and weeknight events.

The next invasive plant identification training is an evening walk with NEWFS botanist Ted Elliman, on Monday, May 8th at 6pm starting at the Water Department.

You can fill out a more detailed volunteer inquiry form here: https://goo.gl/forms/C4g0Yq5KDKij0aE33 or express interest via VolunteerMatch and we will get in touch with you!

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Landscaping
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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