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On October 22 volunteers from the New England Aquarium 'Live Blue Service Corps' came to Alewife Reservation to remove wood pallets found in Little River. It appears local youth had a Huck Finn dream (which turned out to be a false hope) of building their own permanent bridge across the river. The volunteers also mapped invasive vegetation so FAR could apply to the Conservation Commission for permission to do further cuttings.

Many thanks to the members of the Live Blue Service corps, especially crew leaders Ryan Kingston and Linda Carr!

Photos by Maria Smith

The full crew from the New England Aquarium's 'Live Blue Service Corps.'

The pallets that were removed from Little River.

A close-up of the pallets removed from Little River. They were not in great condition and probably would have collapsed while someone was crossing.

Some of the thick vegetation (much of it invasive) growing at Alewife Reservation.

Volunteers emerging from the trail after mapping invasive vegetation.

Volunteers emerging from the trail after mapping invasive vegetation.

Volunteers emerging from the trail after mapping invasive vegetation.

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