Grow Native Massachusetts, based in Waltham, is a great resource for anyone interested in gardening and landscaping with native plants. They hold an evening lecture series every year from February to May at the Cambridge Public Library. Videos of past lectures are available online. They also have a plant sale coming up in Waltham on June 1, 2019.
The city’s 13th annual Ten Mile River Clean-Up will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, rain or shine.
Volunteers are needed to help clean up along the river banks and walking trails.
Sign-up will be at the Community Garden on Riverbank Road, just off Hayward Street. Trash bags will be available.
Free refreshments will be supplied by Dunkin Donuts.
Sponsors include Mayor Paul Heroux, the Attleboro Land Trust, the Conservation Commission, Friends of the Ten Mile River, and Dunkin Donuts.
Volunteers and groups can sign up on the day of the clean-up.
Bill Lewis got involved with the Deborah and Roger Richardson Preserve through serving as a site steward along with other members of the Attleboro Geocachers Alliance. After helping to repair the exterior of the Barrows House, his passion for history led him to dig deep into historical records for the property and the family that lived there for more than two centuries. Drawing on these records, as well as a general knowledge of how colonists were able to survive and prosper using the technology of the times, Bill has developed a detailed history of the Barrows House and farm.
He shared this story at a meeting of the Attleboro Historic Preservation Society on March 21. For a short interview with Bill, check out this YouTube clip by our local cable company, DoubleACS:
- Help us fill wet spots in the existing trails at the Nickerson Preserve
- Volunteers needed to mark our boundaries and post trail signs
- Helpers with graphics and editing skills needed for publicity
We are an ALL-Volunteer operation. Please contact Roy Belcher ([email protected]) if interested in learning more about volunteering.
Thanks to everyone that came out to get the garden ready for the 2019 season. A special thanks to Cooper and Ben, the two Eagle Scout candidates who presented their projects to us that day.
Photo Credits: Jenny Smith