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Elected to the selectboard of Hinesburg, Vermont more than two decades ago, Andrea (orange jacket) has defended her town against everything from sprawl to a lack of government transparency. And she's seen firsthand that even the most well-intentioned elected officials need active community groups to keep them honest and help them understand and prioritize environmental and public health issues. This year, Andrea has a message that all of us should hear, and say, more often: "It takes grassroots community groups to make change, and it takes money to support grassroots community groups."
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)
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.