NOVEMBER 2015 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.
Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility Tour
Date: Monday, November 2
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Meeting Place : Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Come learn how the Cambridge Water Department purifies drinking water after it flows from the suburbs 10 miles west of Cambridge to nearby Fresh Pond, and then into our facility! Participants will learn about the range of Water Department activities that are required to manage, treat and deliver water to your tap. You’ll have the chance to speak with water treatment staff, see the equipment in action, and check out our water quality lab! This is the last tour of the year before we pause for the winter, to restart again in April. Please call ahead if coming with a large group. Contact Martine at (617) 349-6489 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any RSVPs or questions!
Wake Up and Weed
Date: Thursdays in November.
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Meeting Place : Volunteer trailer in the Front Parking Lot
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. Come drop by! Please contact Martine at (617) 349-6489 or email@example.com for any RSVPs or questions!
Mid-Autumn Walkabout for Families
Date: Wednesday, November 11
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Meeting Place: Upper Parking Lot at Kingsley Park
Come enjoy the holiday with a Ranger Ramble to Black’s Nook, the Butterfly Meadow and Lusitania Field. Look for animals’ signs and changes in the landscape as we get used to shorter days and colder temperatures. Become a creature of Fresh Pond and look for food and shelter for the winter or chose ways to survive that might involve staying active, changing shape, taking long naps, hibernating or migrating. Suitable for families with children 4-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register for starting place and parking information with Martine at firstname.lastname@example.org . Rain cancels.
Stargazing at Payson Park Reservior
Date: Friday, November 13
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Meeting Place: Register for meeting details
Join the CWD and research astronomer Dr. Joshua Roth for a glimpse at the heavens at Payson Park Reservoir in Belmont! Unbeknownst to many, this reservoir is the covered holding tank for purified drinking water before it is gravity-fed to Cambridge residents. Atop millions of gallons of water, we will explore the cosmos using telescopes, learning about the wonders of the night sky, how to identify seasonal constellations, and much more. Be sure to bundle up for the weather of the evening! All ages welcome. Please register for this event with email@example.com for planning purposes. We’ll have lots of interactive indoor activities in the case of inclement weather!
Autumn Bird Walk
Dates: Saturday, November 14
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Meeting Place: Register for location and parking information
Today we will look for migrating songbirds and waterfowl that stop at Fresh Pond Reservation to rest and feed while on the way 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 with an adult. To register and for important parking information, email Catherine Pedemonti at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Dark about Fresh Pond?
Date: Monday, November 16
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Meeting Place : RSVP for meeting location
New to the area? Just discovering Fresh Pond? Been coming for a long time? Join us for relaxing hour of photos of special places at Fresh Pond, meet staff and ask questions about our rules, history and customs as well as our volunteer and stewardship programs and projects. We’ll bring the cider and Cambridge drinking water. Please bring a dessert you’d like to share. RSVP to Martine at email@example.com .
Follow registration directions
included with each program description
You will receive directions and information on parking in response to your registration or inquiry.
To receive monthly email program announcements, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org