April 22, 2006
Shoreline Plants at Little Fresh Pond

Members of the Cambridge Water Department and the Fresh Pond Advisory Board were joined by members of Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation and other volunteers from the community in a project day for the planting of wetlands plants on the banks of Little Fresh Pond. Holes for plants were drilled into the coir fascines (log-like rolls of cocoanut fibers), which serve the dual purpose of helping hold the shoreline soils in place and providing a growing medium. Other grasses and wildflowers were planted in holes in the burlap above the coir fascines. Eventually the water level will reach the blue line that is painted on the burlap.