Spy Pond Trails Day - Planting!

Trip dates: Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Spy Pond Trails Day is an all-volunteer work event sponsored by the Town of Arlington, with ample support provided by the AMC Boston Chapter Trail Committee volunteer crews and the AMC Professional Trail Crew since the first annual event in 2005. This year the Boston Chapter Conservation Committee will be joining the Spy Pond Trails Day activities and other local groups, to plant native dogwoods, trees, and groundcovers to stabilize the slope to the pond. We willl also help remove invasive plants along the access path to the pond. Doughnuts, snacks and tools will be provided. We will continue to focus on bittersweet, a particularly aggressive invasive, and we could use all the help we can get with keeping it in check. We have two root pullers, as well as loppers and shears, and we encourage anyone else who wants to help to bring their own tools to add to the cause. Bring a brown-bag a lunch for after the work session, and enjoy a relaxing lunch and conversation on the pond.

Testimonials

  • "This event is a great opportunity to contribute to the community and see the year-to-year improvement in habitat. Planting dogwoods will stabilize the slope and reduce erosion, and provide food for pollinators and bird, in addition to adding year-round b
Directions:

The park is on the Minuteman Bike Trail.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com

Chair Boston Chapter Conservation, Family Outings Trip leader.

Trip location: 
Spy Pond Arlington MA
Keywords: 
Conservation, Trails, Volunteer
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Joan Entwistle amcbostonconservation@gmail.com

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2019-02-08 23:30:35.0
Last updated: 
2019-04-06 13:19:36.72