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 MARCH 2024 PROGRAMS 
at Fresh Pond Reservation
Offered by the Cambridge Water Department
 
Events at Fresh Pond Reservation are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.
If registration is required, you will receive information on parking when you register. Registration information is in program announcements.
 
 
Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Cleanup
Saturday March 9
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meets  onsite at the trail intersection
between Watertown Mall and 490 Arsenal Way (with bench and bike racks)
 
Come and volunteer for some spring cleaning with the Friends of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway! From the meeting point halfway down this bike path, one crew will work toward the Watertown end, and the other will work toward Fresh Pond. Disposable gloves and trash bags will be provided, close-toed shoes and long pants are recommended. Rain date is March 16th, same time, same place. Register at: https://watertowncommunitygardens.wildapricot.org/event-5629792/ and for more information, contact WCGreenway.friends@gmail.com
 
 
The Signs of Springtime
Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Meets  at the Ranger Station (under the clock tower) 
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge
 
Tuesday, March 19th is the Vernal Equinox – learn what the start of spring is really about with Ranger Tim as we explore the subtle signs that can scientifically prove to us that spring is on its way using all five senses. Open to all audiences, dress for the weather! Questions? Contact Ranger Tim at: tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov
 
 
Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, March 21
6:00  to 8:00pm
Meets at the Cambridge Water Department
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge
and via ZOOM
 
Since 2001 Fresh Pond Reservation has been governed by a Master Plan with an associated Advisory Board. Quarterly, a public meeting is held to discuss projects on the property. This meeting will take place in a hybrid format both at the Cambridge Water Dept. and via Zoom. A full agenda and Zoom link will be posted at
 
 
The Worm Moon Cometh
Tuesday, March 26
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meets  at the Ranger Station (under the clock tower) 
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge
 
Every month’s full moon has a name linked specifically to natural happenings in Massachusetts according to Algonquin culture, and March’s full moon is the “Worm Moon”. Accompany the rangers in this exploration of soils, a hunt for worms, and a closer look into how this creepy-crawly makes an impact in our ecosystem! Contact Ranger Tim at tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov for questions
 
 
Fresh Pond Nature Walk (Collins Branch Library)
Wednesday, March 27
10:15 to 11:15 am
Meets at the Collins Branch Library 
64 Aberdeen Avenue, Cambridge 
 
Join us for a relaxing walk of Fresh Pond with Ranger Tim! No two weeks are the same in nature, and Tim will share his insights about what's growing, changing, and blooming in the neighborhood. The walk will meet in the courtyard of the Collins Branch (64 Aberdeen Ave.) and leave together towards the pond at 10:15am. This is a spring weather walk so clothing for cool temperatures is suggested. For more information or with any questions, please contact Lucy at LFlamm@CambridgeMA.gov.
 
 
***THE RESERVATION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM DAWN TO
DUSK!***
 
The Ranger Station and public restrooms are now open from 7 am to 7 pm.  In addition, portable restrooms are available in the parking lots.
 

For questions about Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation, send an email to friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com

MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS
Although Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation is an all-volunteer organization, we do rely on contributions for some of our activities. These include paying professionals to lead special programs, maintaining this website, and buying supplies for our conservation work on the Reservation.          
 
 Membership fees are $10 per year, retroactive to January 1. If you would like to join us, please mail a check made out to Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation to the address below. If you care to make an additional donation, we thank you, and promise to put it to good use.
                         
                                 Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation
                                 31 Mount Pleasant Street
                                 Cambridge MA 02140-2613
 


Learn about growing Native Plants: Visit the website of
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 APRIL 2024 PROGRAMS 
at Fresh Pond Reservation
Offered by the Cambridge Water Department
 
Events at Fresh Pond Reservation are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.
If registration is required, you will receive information on parking when you register. Registration information is in program announcements.
 
 
36th Annual Friends of Cambridge Athletics CityRun 5K
Sunday, April 7
Starts 9:00 am
Starts and Finishes on the service road behing the water treatment facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge
 
This 5k loop around Fresh Pond takes place entirely within Fresh Pond Reservation, along historic trails and pathways and verdant woods. The run is all in nature – no cars! 
Registration Fees
Race Fee: $35 (Day-of: $45) 
College Students: $25 (Day-of: $35) 
CRLS Students & Under-18: Free 
Walkers $35  
 
       Charitable Fund Raiser Race
Fees benefit Friends of Cambridge Athletics, a 501(c)(3) supporting student athletes and teams at CRLS and providing scholarships to deserving scholar athletes, and the 
Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund, a non-profit advancing education and raising domestic violence awareness and offering scholarships to CRLS students
 
 
Total Solar Eclipse in the Park
Monday, April 8
2:00  to 4:40pm
Meets at Kingsley Park
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge
 
93.1% of the sun will be covered up at exactly 3:29pm, join us for a Solar Eclipse viewing party to experience something that won’t hit Cambridge with this magnitude again until 2079! Festivities include live music by Trail Mix from 2:30-4:30pm, free commemorative solar eclipse glasses (ISO safety certified), and interactive displays and experiments. Bring your own chair or blanket if you want to sit back and relax, and enjoy the party with your community and feel the wonder of a near-total solar eclipse. Info at: https://www.cambridgema.gov/citycalendar/view.aspx?guid=ffba9e20cd2b4887a35875a7a3992fca
 
 
In the coming month more programs will be scheduled, and programs will be posted here.  
 
Stay tuned!
 
***THE RESERVATION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM DAWN TO DUSK!***
 
The Ranger Station and public restrooms are now open from 7 am to 7 pm.  In addition, portable restrooms are available in the parking lots.
 

For questions about Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation, send an email to friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com

MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS
Although Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation is an all-volunteer organization, we do rely on contributions for some of our activities. These include paying professionals to lead special programs, maintaining this website, and buying supplies for our conservation work on the Reservation.          
 
 Membership fees are $10 per year, retroactive to January 1. If you would like to join us, please mail a check made out to Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation to the address below. If you care to make an additional donation, we thank you, and promise to put it to good use.
                         
                                 Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation
                                 31 Mount Pleasant Street
                                 Cambridge MA 02140-2613
 


Learn about growing Native Plants: Visit the website of
GROW NATIVE MASSACHUSETTS

 

You can sign up for the
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