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  NOVEMBER 2018 PROGRAMS
NOVEMBER 2018 PROGRAMS
at Fresh Pond Reservation
Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation and the Cambridge Water Department
These events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.
You will receive information on parking when you register. Registration information is below.
 
ONGOING WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES
 
Tuesdays: Woodland Restoration Area Gardening
Between 9:30am and 1:00pm
Meets at the Woodland Habitat (near the Lusitania Wet Meadow)
 
Join other stewardship-minded volunteers in caretaking the native plant restoration area next to Lusitania Meadow, and learn about the diversity of native plant life! We seek dedicated participants who enjoy camaraderie and hard work that includes weeding, pruning, planting, watering new plantings, hauling wood chips and moving logs. Please email friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com if you would like to come, and for more information.
 
 
Wednesdays: Fresh Air Walks
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Meets at the Ranger Station
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
 
These casual walks, led by Ranger Tim, will encompass Fresh Pond and take an informal look at each week in nature, life, and the city. Come alone or bring your co-workers! Rain or shine. Questions? Contact: tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov
 
 
Thursdays: Fresh Pond Stewards
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Meets at the volunteer trailer near the front of the Water Treatment Facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
 
Join our weed-warrior crew! We are Fresh Pond citizens dedicated to keeping invasive plants at bay for the benefit of wildlife, water and humans alike. No experience or long-term commitment necessary! All tools are provided; sturdy shoes, pants, long-sleeves and a water bottle are strongly recommended. Meets at the volunteer trailer in the lower parking lot. Contact tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov for more information
 
 
PUBLIC PROGRAMS
 
Migratory Bird Walk
Saturday. November 3
8:30 to 10:30 am
Register for location, parking information, and notice of cancellation due to weather
 
Today we will look for migrating songbirds and waterfowl that stop at Fresh Pond Reservation to rest and feed while heading south for the winter. We also may see a variety of year-round avian residents. We have a telescope for close looks at ducks on the water, and binoculars to lend you if you don’t have your own.  Beginners are welcome!  Children are welcome accompanied by an adult. To register and for important parking information, email Catherine Pedemonti at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com.
 
 
Walter J Sullivan Water Purification Facility Tour
Monday, November 5
6 to 7:30 pm
Meets at the Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
This is  our final tour in 2018.  Tours will resume in the spring of 2019
Come learn how the Cambridge Water Department purifies drinking water for your tap after it’s conveyed from nearby Fresh Pond into our facility.  You’ll have the chance to speak with water treatment staff, see the equipment in action and check out our water quality lab!  For more information, contact Ranger Tim at (617) 349-6489 or tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov.  Please call ahead if coming with a large group.
 
 
Seasonal Walkabout at Black's Nook
Friday, November 16
11 am to 12 noon
Meets at Maher Park (650 Concord Ave)
 
Come out for a seasonal walkabout with Ranger Jean at Black’s Nook. We will monitor wildlife by sign, track or presence, and make note of weather, state of plants, condition of water and other abiotic resources. You can help chart the seasonal changes of some of our most active wildlife spots, or simply come to enjoy the walk. Come dressed to be outdoors for the hour. All knowledge levels welcome. We will be walking off-path. To RSVP, please contact Ranger Jean at (508) 562-7605 or email jrogers@cambridgeMA.gov Heavy rain postpones to the following Friday.
 
 
Animal Detectives: Getting Ready for Winter
Sunday, November 18 
11 am to 12 noon
Meets at the Ranger Station (under the clock tower)
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
 
November’s spotlight is on different winter adaptations. From big to small all animals need a plan for the cold, we will explore the different methods by putting ourselves in the animals’ shoes. This family program is best suited for kids between 4 and 12. Accompanying adult must be present, service dogs only please, and dress appropriately as this is an outdoor program. Groups please check-in with Ranger Tim at tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov prior to Thursday, Nov. 15th
 
To receive monthly email program announcements, send an email to friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com
DONATIONS
Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation is an all-volunteer organization. We no longer collect membership dues as we did in the past, but we still need money to do our work. We pay professionals to lead programs, maintain this website, and buy supplies for our conservation work on the Reservation. If you would like to help us by making a donation, we would be grateful. Thank you!
 
                  You can donate online via Paypal by clicking HERE.
                  
                           Or you can mail a check to:
                           Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation
                           31 Mount Pleasant Street
                           Cambridge MA 02140-2613
 


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