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Posted on: May 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Brookline Reservoir: Invasive Plant Removal - Saturday, June 6th


A National Historic Landmark, Reservoir Park is an oasis for urban walkers and runners, as well as a fantastic spot to picnic, fish or just relax. Unfortunately, along the outside edges of the gravel path, non-native, invasive plants and vines threaten the local ecology.

You will work hand-in-hand with a park ranger to help preserve and protect this fantastic resource for you and others to appreciate and enjoy. We need volunteers like you to come lend a hand and a few hours to one of Brookline’s premier parks to prevent the spread of invasive species and help prepare the area for a summer of walks, exploration and peaceful reflection and relaxation in a natural environment.

The project will consist of pulling/cutting invasive vines and low-lying plants and removing dead plant material and debris. This is an OPEN PROJECT, meaning any and all are welcome, whether it’s you alone, your close family and friends, or a small, mixed group looking to get your hands dirty and give back to your local community. Stay as long or as briefly as you’d like; every little bit helps!

Group Size: 1-10
Ages: All Ages
Date: Saturday, June 6th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What to Bring: Please wear closed-toe footwear appropriate for work in a wooded environment. No volunteer or trail experience necessary. All gloves and tools will be provided.

For more information, please contact:
Alex Cassie/Brookline Parks and Open Space
[email protected]/ 617.879.5658

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