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Alnylam Pharmaceutical (50 volunteer scientists) cut seed heads of phragmites at Discovery Park meadow, and planted many native shrubs that they purchased at Garden In the Woods, helping FAR enhance the meadow and protect Blair Pond meadow. They added to the rain garden created by FAR and neighbors. Projects included trimming trail for Ecology Campers, removing rotted wood for stream crossing, tending garden, cutting pathways throughout the garden area, thinning and mulching.
Dear FAR, Thanks for hosting us yesterday. Glad you has an opportunity to rest. Our group had a great time and loved spending time in the beautiful reservation. I've included a few photos I took yesterday. -Christine Lindenboom
is a unique natural resource for the communities of Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge
and home to hundreds of species, including hawks, coyotes beavers, snapping turtles, wild turkeys and muskrats,
the reservation is a unique natural resource for the community.
Historical information (Powerpoint)
Interactive map with directions
Friends of Alewife Reservation works to protect and restore this wild area and the surrounding area for the water quality, native plants, animals and over 90 bird species with paths for walking, running and biking, recreation, and for classroom education and research. We regularly steward and preserve the Reservation area for wildlife and for the enjoyment of present and future generations.